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Internet and Web Technology: On-Line Information Strategies
National Health Informatics Conference -- Hobart 1999

Health On the Net Code of Conduct (HONcode)
copied from Website
11 July 1999


Any medical/health advice provided and hosted on this 
site will only be given by medically/health trained and 
qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made 
that a piece of advice offered is from a 
non-medically/health qualified individual/organisation.

The information provided on this site is designed to 
support, not replace, the relationship that exists 
between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing 

Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients 
and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including 
their identity, is respected by this Web site. 

The Web site owners undertake to honour or exceed the 
legal requirements of medical/health information privacy 
that apply in the country and state where the Web site 
and mirror sites are located.

Where appropriate, information contained on this site 
will be supported by clear references to source data and, 
where possible, have specific HTML links to that data.

The date when a clinical page was last modified will be 
clearly displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the page).  

Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a 
specific treatment, commercial product or service will be 
supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner 
outlined above.  

The designers of this Web site will seek to provide 
information in the clearest possible manner and provide 
contact addresses for visitors that seek further 
information or support. 

The Webmaster will display his/her E-mail address clearly 
throughout the Web site.

Support for this Web site will be clearly identified, 
including the identities of commercial and non-commercial 
organisations that have contributed funding, services or 
material for the site.  If advertising is a source of 
funding it will be clearly stated. A brief description of 
the advertising policy adopted by the Web site owners 
will be displayed on the site. Advertising and other 
promotional material will be presented to viewers in a 
manner and context that facilitates differentiation 
between it and the original material created by the 
institution operating the site.

Version 1.6 April 1997
Author: Health On the Net Foundation;
 (c) Health On the Net Foundation                        
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This workshop is presented by A C Lynn Zelmer, PhD, a Central Queensland University senior lecturer who has long been involved in health training and health informatics. Contact him by e-mail at L.Zelmer@CQU.edu.au or visit his Home Page at http://vl-zelmer.cqu.edu.au. Research was provided by Hon Prof Amy E Zelmer, Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences, Central Queensland University.
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