At AA Kingston, we respect your privacy and anonymity.
To serve the fellowship of AA members, and those wishing to learn about AA.
- To serve the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Kingston, Ontario, Canada region.
- To serve as a resource for AA members, those seeking help from AA, professionals working with alcoholics, the media, and the public at large.
- To provide accurate and consistent information about Alcoholics Anonymous.
- To provide information about services coordinated by AA Kingston (Area 83, District 36) groups and committees.
- To encourage participation of AA members, groups and committees in AA services and activities.
Our Privacy is Your Privacy.
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- Alcoholics Anonymous protocol is to never use or divulge the surnames of website visitors or AA members. We follow this protocol to respect AA members anonymity and yours
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Guarding Anonymity Online
AA Kingston makes every effort to protect the anonymity of visitors and those engaged in AA service work on this website. Acceptance of AA service positions acknowledges that we may sacrifice some privacy in service. Please respect the confidentiality of any contact information on this site.
- Modern communication in AA is flowing from one alcoholic to another in ways that are high-tech, relatively open-ended and evolving quickly. Protecting anonymity is a major concern for members, who are accessing the Internet in ever-growing numbers.
- When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity and that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should assume that we are publishing at the public level. When we break our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity of others.
- Refer to the PDF document AA Guidelines – Internet MG-18 for full details.
It is clear that AA anonymity serves two different yet equally vital functions:
- At the personal level, anonymity provides protection for all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers.
- At the public level of press, radio, TV, films and other media technologies such as the
Internet, anonymity stresses the equality in the fellowship of all members.
- Refer to the PDF brochure Understanding Anonymity for full details.