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I. Copyright & Terms of Use

All information is Copyright © 12StepMe.org unless indicated otherwise. Please do not distribute any of your own written materials or other documents at this site without the express written permission or verbal consent of the webmaster or main-room moderators. We make no representations about the suitability of any information, for any purpose, found, given or accepted on this web site. It is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty. We are not responsible for the content of site links found here, be they provided in users’ messages, the site’s links listings or archived content. These terms and conditions are subject to change at anytime without notice.

II. 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.

IMPORTANT MEDICAL NOTIFICATION: Please consult with your doctor or other appropriate medical and/or therapeutic personnel where relevant to you, and where applicable to your medical condition, before utilizing any suggestions found at this site. We are NOT medical or counseling professionals and none such shall be found at this web site acting officially or otherwise with the consent, neither expressly nor implicitly, of the site owner. We ask that users specifically refrain from or seek advice on drug prescriptions, uses and doses, suitability or any other such medical protocols. Any advice, support, ideas, methodology, information, recommendations, etc., found at this site, whether provided by the site owners or room moderators or other members and participants, is solely intended to assist you in your recovery from alcoholism in the context of AA and the 12 Steps of AA.

This is a free-of-charge chat web site, self-supporting and our sole intention is to assist others seeking to get and stay sober by providing a venue of informational exchange and interaction. This archive and its contents may not be otherwise reproduced or re-published, in excerpt or entirety, in print or electronic form, without permission of the authors and site owners.

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