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 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. September 12, 2014
* As per 2004 Conference Advisory Action (Public Information Committee)