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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Vesalius
Web address:www.vesalius.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct791381
Date of initial review: 28 Sep 1999
Validity of certificate06 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit06 Jul 2011
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
HONcode status

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Many of the images used in the Vesalius Clinical Folios are original illustrations created by Dr. Gary Wind. Others are photographs, videos and medical images developed by the Vesalius team, or submitted by contributors.
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2. Presentation of the site
Our mission at Vesalius is to carry the pioneering tradition established by Vesalius and Leonardo into the 21st century, by creating a state-of-the-art, Internet-based resource for surgical education.

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The primary audience for the Vesalius website is the emerging generation of physicians – the medical students, resident physicians, and practicing MDs who are currently studying surgical anatomy and techniques.
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Purpose of the website
The information provided on Vesalius is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
This page was last modified on 5-Jul-2011.
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Email address
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Vesalius is produced by Lion Reef Software, Inc., a privately-held company specializing in the development of graphical communications for organizations in the medical and surgical commmunities.
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8. Advertising policy
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All advertising messages on Vesalius are confined to standard Web advertising formats and are segregated from the Vesalius editorial content. No links or references to advertisers are integrated into any text narrative, image, illustration, or animation on the Vesalius site. As specified in the Vesalius terms of use, the acceptance of advertising messages on Vesalius does not imply any endorsement by Vesalius of the products or services advertised.
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Vesalius uses the Google AdSense program to display text-based third-party advertisements on certain pages in the Vesalius Clinical Folios. These text-based ads are displayed in the right-hand margin or at the bottom of the page, asegregated from Vesalius editorial content and identified by the word "ADVERTISEMENT".
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