HON (Health On the Net) Code of Conduct adherence

    1. Authority
      Breast Equity is a blog published by me, Gwen Stritter, MD. I provide individuals with information on breast cancer and related topics. The Breast Equity blog links to information intended for educational purposes. Sites are selected by myself for their accuracy, currency, and relevancy. I am solely responsible for the content on the Breast Equity blog.


    1. Complementarity
      The Breast Equity blog provides 24/7 access for those living with breast cancer to accurate information on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a site visitor and his/her treating physician.


    1. Privacy
      I respect the confidentiality of data relating to individual visitors to the Breast Equity blog, including their identity. I endeavor to exceed the legal requirements of health information privacy that apply in California, where the blog is located. Please see my privacy policy


    1. Attribution
      Information contained on the Breast Equity blog is supported by clear references to source data and has specific HTML links to that data. The date when the site was last modified is clearly displayed at the top of each page.


    1. Justifiability
      I make no claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service on other Websites linked to or from our site.


    1. Transparency of authorship
      I am the author of each post on the Breast Equity blog. I seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and provide contact information for visitors that seek further information or support. I display my email address clearly on the blog.


    1. Transparency of sponsorship
      My only source of sponsorship is donations from individuals and not-for-profit organizations. I do not accept donations from for-profit entities.


    1. Advertising policy
      The Breast Equity blog does not accept advertisements.


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