Privacy Statement

12StepMe.org has created this privacy statement in order to clarify our firm commitment to your privacy. It is our policy not to sell, exchange, or release ANY of your individual personal information or correspondence or communications to any third party whatsoever. Our web site registration procedures do not require users to provide contact information in order to make full use of this site. Users are required however – should they so chose – to opt-in to mailings from 12StepMe.org and may opt-out from future mailings, if and where such mailings are made available.

We do use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site most efficiently. Some sites use cookies for marketing. We use cookies to deliver personalized settings, content and access to your preferences and to save your password should you avail to fully register. This is provided as a convenience to you to avoid having to re-enter username and password data each time you visit the site. While these cookies do not contain personal information and have no further use beyond as stated, you can disable cookies if you so choose. See your browser’s help-file for more information on cookies.

This site contains links to other sites. 12StepMe.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web sites whose links are found at our site. 12StepMe.org provides chat rooms and private rooms to its users. All and any information that is disclosed in these areas, by our best efforts, shall remain confidential. Towards that end, our site has no transcription, recording, stealth mode monitoring or any other oversight hardware or software deployed on our system. Such oversight is, by its very nature and concept, in contravention of our policies and traditions with respect to privacy and anonymity.

We shall disclose user information or activities pursuant only to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or other court orders, in compliance with applicable laws for reasons stated above. As we record nothing, we have no way of satisfying requests of chat transcripts. We shall provide IP address information to law enforcement in case of “imminent physical harm,” if so requested by law enforcement or at our discretion.

With the aim of reducing spam on the Internet, IP addresses that have been disabled on our site due solely to multiple violations of our spamming rules (intrusive advertising and porn-bots for example) may be shared at the site owner’s discretion with other 3rd-party web sites concerned with the same.