You may submit certain personal information in connection with your use of our website, download and use of our apps, and participation in activities. For example, if you make a contribution or register for one of our events, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, credit card information and address. You may also submit personal information when you request information, customer service or other assistance, sign up to receive Daily Reflections or other newsletters or communications from us, submit your personal story, or otherwise communicate with us.
If you submit personal information on behalf of someone else, you must ensure and you certify that you have their authorization and consent to provide Area 81 A.A. with their personal information.
In order to improve our website and to tailor our web services to your needs, Area 81 A.A. may also automatically collect information about you when you use our website. The type of information collected includes information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the website or other application(s), which may also include, for example, IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information. We may also collect information about your use of our website and application(s), which may include, for example, a reading history of the pages you visit on our website.
We may take photographs at our conferences and events. With your consent, we may publish these photographs on our website or our publications. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Local groups, intergroups/central offices, Districts, GSO, and AAWS are not part of Area 81 A.A., although Area 81 does provide services to the Districts. These entities and Area 81 do not share information about you, unless you expressly consent to sharing personal information with the groups, intergroups/central offices, Districts, GSO, and AAWS to be used for purposes of sending notifications and updates about the fellowship.
Like many websites, Area 81 A.A. may use "cookies," which are files stored on your device that help Area 81 A.A. identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies enabled so we can offer you a better experience. Area 81 A.A. will not drop cookies or other tracking methods that are persistent and cannot be erased from a your device. Your IP address, searches, and other usage information are collected by web analytics software, but only to generate aggregate data to help us improve our website.
We may use your information to provide and improve our website, apps and activities, and to personalize your experience with the website, apps and activities. For example, we may use your personal information to:
Area 81 A.A. occasionally engages third-party contractors and agents that provide services to Area 81 A.A., such as email, database hosting, web analytics, and providing customer service. These entities may have access to Personal Information in order to perform their functions. We do not authorize them to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
Area 81 A.A. may disclose personal information to government authorities and other third parties when compelled to do so by law, including, without limitation, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Area 81 A.A. may disclose personal information if required to do or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to (i) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its members, and (ii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of Area 81 A.A. personnel, its members, or others.
We may disclose personal information to Local Groups, Intergroups/Central Offices, Districts, GSO, and AAWS, including the Districts contained within Area 81.
If you participate as a speaker at one of our events, your first name, last initial, and limited biographical information may be included in the event program, which may be published for the benefit of other potential attendees. If you submit a personal story, memoirs or correspondence and expressly consent to allow us to publish them, we may include them (in whole or in part), including such personal information as you have authorized us to publish, on our website and in digital and print publications, in accordance with the consent granted. Copies the published stories will be retained in our archives.
We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal information secure.
For example, payment card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider's database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Once a transaction is complete, your payment information will be deleted from our servers.
Though Area 81 A.A. takes reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to Area 81 A.A., due to the nature of the Internet, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, including when you contact Area 81 A.A. by email or a "contact us" or similar feature on the website. Accordingly, Area 81 A.A. cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on its system or otherwise in its care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
This website is not directed at children under the age of 13, and Area 81 A.A. does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not use this website, and under no circumstance should you provide personally identifiable information to Area 81 A.A.
Please note that:
To exercise these rights, please contact our web services office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you may file a complaint with your national data protection authority.