HON Code SymbolThis HON code symbol is a quality code symbol you will see on many health pages. The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated a Code of Conduct to help standardize the reliability of medical and health information available on the WorldWide Web. The HON code defines a set of rules to: hold Web site developers to basic ethical standards in the presentation of information; and help make sure readers always know the source and the purpose of the data they are reading.

To be certified by HON, a Web site must formally apply for registration. If accepted, it must subsequently comply with all the principles enumerated in the HONcode. You can search for legally registered HON sites by using MedHunt.

An example of some web sites where you can see the HON symbol are listed below: