INTRODUCTION, ACCEPTANCE OF
TERMS OF SERVICE AND DISCLAIMER

Welcome to our web site! We offer it for public use based upon your acceptance of these terms of service. This web site is operated by Fort Wayne Area Intergroup, Inc, which is solely responsible for its content. This web site is neither approved nor endorsed by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. It is provided solely as a public information service to those who may be suffering from, affected by or wish to learn more about the AA program of recovery from alcoholism. Links to other web sites neither imply endorsement of, or affiliations with those entities.

Some of the information on this web site was originally published by A.A. World Services, Inc. or the A.A. Grapevine Inc., and is republished here by permission. However, our republication of this information does not imply any ongoing approval of such materials by the original publishers. Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A., and The Big Book are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The Grapevine and A.A. Grapevine are registered trademarks of A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

Fort Wayne Area Intergroup, Inc. is not affiliated with any other organization; is self-supporting, declining outside contributions; and is non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one alcoholic helping another.

The Webmaster will have sole responsibility for updating the web site content. The Webmaster collects information from Area and District committee members, reviews all proposed changes and updates the web site. The Webmaster also deals directly with the Web hosting service regarding technical matters and reports current status to the Ft. Wayne Area Assembly. The Ft. Wayne Area Chair, or designated substitute assumes all responsibility for this web site’s content.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our privacy policy is based upon the principle of anonymity, the “spiritual foundation of all our Traditions.” We practice anonymity on this website at all times, as well as observing all other A.A. principles and Traditions. As this web site is a public medium which has the potential for reaching the broadest possible audience, we use the same safeguards concerning personal anonymity that apply at the level of press, radio and film. To the extent this web site may be used as a communication medium for A.A. members or other visitors, we ask all such members or visitors to observe these same principles in using this website, including its guestbook. Failure to observe such principles constitutes a violation of these Terms of Service.

Anonymous Browsing

You can visit this web site without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself (including your email address).

Personal Information Collection

In the event this web site is enabled to allow interactive exchanges of information, the only time we will ask you about yourself is if, upon your request, you ask that we send you information. If so, we will only ask for the minimum information needed to fulfill your request. For example, if you ask that someone call you, we will ask for your phone number. If you ask us to mail information to you, we will ask for a mailing address. We will NEVER ask you for your last name.

Message Boards and Chat Areas

In the event this web site is enabled to include a bulletin board, message board or chat area, please remember that your communications in these areas are public and may be viewed by others. We ask all members and visitors to practice personal anonymity in using this web site. Failure to observe such request constitutes a violation of these Terms of Service.

Sharing Of Information

Fort Wayne Area Intergroup, Inc. will NEVER sell or share your email address or other personal information with third parties. As we must rely upon a service to host this web site, there may be circumstances under which the web host may, for technical reasons, test or monitor this web site. We have made reasonable inquiries into the privacy practices of the web site host to assure ourselves that such practices do not violate A.A.’s Traditions or applicable regulations.  However, as non-professionals we disclaim liability for any practice engaged in by the web site host which may be contrary to such Traditions or fail to comply with any applicable regulation or industry practice. If you have any concern regarding the privacy practices of the web site host, we ask you to contact the web site host directly and to notify us of your concern.

How Is Your Information Secured and Protected?

We have made reasonable inquiries into the security practices of the web site host to assure ourselves that prudent practices are in place which do not violate A.A.’s Traditions and are consistent with applicable regulations and industry practices. However, as non-professionals we disclaim liability for any practice engaged in by the web site host which may be contrary to such Traditions or fail to comply with any applicable regulation or industry practice. If you have any concern regarding the security practices of the web site host, we ask you to contact the web site host directly and to notify us of your concern.

What If We Change Our Privacy Policy?

Fort Wayne Area Intergroup, Inc. reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at anytime. If we make any material change, we will update the web site to include such change. Please check this Privacy Policy often to review any changes.