HONcode section for patients and individuals

The HONcode is the code of conduct of the Health On the Net Foundation and is applied for voluntary health/medical websites. It was initiated in 1995 and has since grown to become the most widely used and best trusted ethical code for health/medical websites.

More information is available in this section about the beginnings of the HONcode, how it improves the transparency of online medical and health information and helps you to access trustworthy health information. In addition, there is information about how it is applied and how complaints are submitted. Also read up on our tips on how to safely access a website and evaluate a website using the site evaluation tool in addition to viewing details about certified websites within the last 30 days.