Website Guidelines

Purpose:
This website's purpose is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous by providing an integrated resource for information about A.A. on the internet and for locating A.A. meetings in the Rhode Island area. These guidelines have been developed and approved by the Rhode Island Website committee, in order to assure this website adheres to the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Content:
The Website Committee shall review and approve, by group conscience, the content published on this website. No advertisements of any kind will be approved. The website will link only to sites published by other A.A. Intergroups and the General Service Office. It is our objective to cooperate with, but not affiliate with, other A.A. related entities and groups.
Providing a uniform, clear website which conforms to these guidelines is the responsibility of the webmaster. A separate document – Web Page Standards for www.RhodeIsland-AA.org provides the standards of such pages.

Anonymity:
We observe all A.A. principles and Traditions on our website. As anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, we practice anonymity on our website at all times. An A.A. website is a public medium that has the potential for reaching the broadest possible audience, and therefore, requires the same safeguards we use at the level of press, radio, film, and other media.

Copyrights:
We abide by the A.A. General Service Office guidelines on copyright protection when quoting from A.A. World Services and A.A. Grapevine material.