The purpose of the Web site is:
• To serve the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
• To serve as a resource for A.A. members, those seeking help from A.A., 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 the General Service Office.
• To encourage participation of A.A. members, groups and committees in A.A. services and activities.
• Oversight of the Website, including new releases of apps, websites or any other additional G.S.O. technology, will be the responsibility of the Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Board (A.A.W.S.), acting through its Technology/Communication/Services Committee and in accordance with the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
• A.A.W.S. will provide both annual and quarterly reports regarding Website activity to the trustees’ Committee on Public Information (P.I.).*
• The Website will provide, whenever practical, information in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.
• The Website will make use of existing A.A. materials whenever practical.
• The Website will provide contact information to General Service Conference Areas by listing and linking to existing websites.
• The Website will provide contact information and assistance by including a list of Intergroup/Central Offices and Answering Services in the U.S. and Canada, international General Service Offices, and online intergroups, including website and email links where applicable.
• The Website will include a disclaimer before linking to any external web page.
• The Website will include selected Archives information and material.
• The Website will welcome visitors to make suggestions about the Website design and content.
• This Policy will be reviewed annually by the A.A.W.S. Board of Directors.
Revised by A.A.W.S. June 12, 2015
* As per 2004 Conference Advisory Action (Public Information Committee)