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About Us - About the Site
About the Site
The HONcode logo shows that our site meets the eight principles of the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation HON Code of Conduct for medical and health web sites. The Code of Conduct is a set of voluntary ethical guidelines intended to improve the quality of medical information available on the Internet. More information about the Health On the Net Foundation and the HONcode is available at http://www.hon.ch.
The HONcode principles and how this web site complies with the guidelines are discussed below.
1. Authority: Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organization.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: All medical and scientific information contained on the site has been reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board who is also a member of the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago. The Editorial Board, along with a comprehensive list of resources used in creating this site, can be found on the Sources page.
2. Complementarity: 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 physician.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. The site contains reminders on the Sources and Disclaimers pages that information on the web site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem and that visitors to the site who have, or suspect they have, a health problem—or have questions about an individual medical situation—should consult their physician or health-care provider.
3. Confidentiality: 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 honor 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.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: We respect the privacy of all site visitors. A link to our Website Privacy Statement is provided at the bottom of every page.
4. Attribution: 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).
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: In order to improve the site's readability, references to source documents are not included on each web page. A comprehensive list of resources and references, along with specific HTML links, is provided on the Sources page. Questions about source material may also be sent via email to email@example.com.
The bottom of every page on the site displays the date that page was last modified.
5. Justifiability: 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 in Principle 4.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: This web site describes some common medical tests and treatments, but it does not promote or advocate in a commercialized manner specific procedures, treatments or products.
6. Transparency of authorship: 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 web master will display his/her E-mail address clearly throughout the web site.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: A link to the Webmaster's email address is clearly displayed at the bottom of every page of the website. Contact information, a form to submit questions, and an email link for information are contained on the Contact Us page. A member of the editorial board and/or the web manager responds to all questions or comments. Questions about source material may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Transparency of sponsorship: Support for this web site will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organizations that have contributed funding, services or material for the site.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: This web site is funded and maintained by the Center for Peripheral Neuropathy at the University of Chicago. The Center is a part of the Department of Neurology in the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago.
8. Honesty in advertising and editorial policy: 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.
The Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: The site does not host or receive funding from advertising.