Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to aaWorcester.org and Worcester Area Intergroup, Inc. (WAI), and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, references to WAI include both aaWorcester.org and Worcester Area Intergroup, Inc.

This WAI website is an information, e-commerce and AA service site. By using this WAI website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

To better provide you with products and services on this web site, WAI may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing or Billing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

No personal information is collected unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services on the Site. These may include: (a) sending us an email message; (b) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products or services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to products and/or services you have requested from us.

Use of your Personal Information

WAI collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

WAI may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from WAI.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

WAI does not sell, rent or lease its contact lists to third parties.

WAI may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WAI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WAI; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WAI, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

WAI may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit to help determine which WAI services are used or unused and to add content to popular subject areas.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by WAI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WAI's website.

Use of Cookies

The WAI website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by your web browser. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the website domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of WAI services or website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

WAI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. WAI uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

WAI does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications

From time to time, WAI may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

WAI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

WAI welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WAI has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WAI at:

Worcester Area Intergroup
100 Grove Street, #314
Worcester, MA 01605
Email: steps@aaWorcester.org

Effective as of February 10, 2022



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