MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer believes in the mission of  The HON (Health on the Net) Foundation code: For more information regarding the code: go to www.hon.ch/HON code) and see below:*

Principle 1: Authority 

MyNDTALK guests and their credentials/area(s) of expertise are always given at the beginning of each program.  When the guest is a private citizen - contact information is not necessarily given.  However, experts give contact/follow-up information which allows guests to further pursue and questions, etc. they may have.  See the additional information - taken from www.MyNDTALK.org that further states information regarding guest authority. 

Principle 2: Complementarity.  Information to support, not replace. 

The Disclaimer information is available at the MyNDTALK.org home page. "Every program is closed with a verbal reminder "MyNDTALK is available daily as an educational public service and it not intended to replace any work you may choose to do with a licensed medical, mental health professional, or other professionals of your choosing."  The contents of the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer, Inc. site are for informational and entertainment purposes only. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical/mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical/mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical/mental health advice or delay in seeking professional treatment because of something you have read on the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer site or heard on the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer podcast/broadcast.

Clinicians are always identified as such - with an indication of specific credentials, individuals who are discussing their personal views/experiences are identified as such. 

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor/other medical/mental health professional or 911 immediately. MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer employees, guests, consultants and/or others appearing on the site or radio program or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk.

MyNDTALK hopes to offer individuals additional ways to ponder themselves and those around them. MyNDTALK is in no way intended to replace/augment professional assistance."


Principle 3 Confidentiality - Respect the privacy of site users

The Privacy information is available at the MyNDTALK.org homepage.

MEMBER INFORMATION:
 Selected aspects of MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer website require membership. As a result, member information, including email address, city/state/zip code is collected. At this time, we do not expressly request a user’s proper name, address, and other demographic information. However, as we move more member services to the web, we will, by necessity, request, and process that information online as a benefit to our members.

Your email address will be used to send you information relating directly to MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS:  
Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

SURVEYS: In addition to required member information; we may conduct surveys and ask users to volunteer demographic information to be used on an aggregate basis for internal member research. We use such information to better focus and personalize our service offered to each individual user.

COOKIES: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. To learn more about cookies, you can read what the US Department of Energy has to say.

By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once per session, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. However, they will be limited in the use of certain areas of the website – like areas that require user log-in.

TRAFFIC PATTERNS/LOG FILES: We also collect aggregate traffic statistics throughout our site to show the number of visitors to our site, the requests we receive from our website and the ISPs that those requests came from. These statistics are used by internal MyNDTALK staff to improve our website and provide better services to members.

MyNDTALK does not sell/rent membership information. MyNDTALK is not able to control the practices of external websites and organizations that we may provide links to. If you have questions, about how such organizations use the information gathered when you link to their sites please read their privacy policies.  If you are referred to an external site - you will be notified - so that you have the option to pursue that link or not. 


Principle 4: Attribution - Cite the sources and dates of medical information

All sources are identified during every interview. Please see Principle 5 for additional information. 


Principle 5:  Justification of claims / balanced and objective claims

The contents of the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer, Inc. site are for informational and entertainment purposes only. Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical/mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical/mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical/mental health advice or delay in seeking professional treatment because of something you have read on the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer site or heard on the MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer podcast/broadcast.

Clinicians are always identified as such - with an indication of specific credentials, individuals who are discussing their personal views/experiences are identified as such. 

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor/other medical/mental health professional or 911 immediately. MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer employees, guests, consultants and/or others appearing on the site or radio program or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk.

MyNDTALK hopes to offer individuals additional ways to ponder themselves and those around them. MyNDTALK is in no way intended to replace/augment professional assistance."


Principle 6:  Transparency. Accessibility, provide valid contact details

Email for general inquiries:  MyNDTALK@MyNDTALK.ORG
Email for station inquiries:   PAMELA@MYNDTALK.ORG
Email for guest inquiries:      BOOKING@MYNDTALK.ORG
Email for sponsor inquiries: PAMELA@MyNDTALK.ORG/DRPBREWER@GMAIL.COM
Email for website inquiries:  PAMELA@MyNDTALK.ORG

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/MyNDTALK.ORG
TWITTER: @MyNDTALK

Managing Producer: Jim Brown
JIM@MyNDTALK.ORG
Phone: (240) 604-3318

MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer
4401 East West Highway
Suite 302 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
MyNDTALK@MyNDTALK.org


Priniciple 7: Financial disclosure. Provide details of funding

Individual donors are acknowledged on the home page @ www.MyNDTALK.org  In-kind donors are shown @ the homepage. 

Principle 8: Advertising.  Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content 

As a non-profit organization - MyNDTALK does not accept advertising. Guidelines for underwriting are at the underwriting page and include "Underwriting guidelines (as established by the US Federal Communications Commission - FCC)  prohibit your ability to directly "sell" your service/product, however, underwriting guidelines allow you exhibit your company/brand - information re: your service/product and contact information.  The following is excerpted from the Federal Communications Commission Policy guidelines for educational broadcasting: " -  allow public broadcasters to expand or "enhance" the scope of donor and underwriter acknowledgements to include (1) logograms or slogans which identify and do not promote, (2) location information, (3) value neutral descriptions of a product line or service, and (4) brand and trade names and product or service listings.  1984 Order at 263.  FCC"



*"The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites addresses one of Internet's main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information. 

The HON foundation certification focuses only on human health online content. 

The Internet has become one of the most widely-used communication media. With the availability of Web server software, anyone can set up a Web site and publish any kind of data which is then accessible to all. 

The problem is therefore no longer finding information but assessing the credibility of the publisher as well as the relevance and accuracy of a document retrieved from the Net. 

...

The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated the Code of Conduct to help standardize the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web.