Policies & Practices

In order to be responsible, trusted servants, the GaL-AA Executive Committee promises to adhere to the following best practices:

Internet Guidelines

Gal-AA observes the principles and Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous on our website or with other internet-based communications. Since anonymity is “the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions”, we practice anonymity on our website at all times. The website is a public medium and therefore requires the same safeguards that are used at the level of press, radio and film. In all matters, we rely on the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas which is available to us through the publication “A.A. Guidelines “on the Internet.

Editorial Policy

The oversight for the GaL-AA Newsletter and the GaL-AA website is the responsibility of the GaL-AA Executive Committee. AA members, groups and roundups may make copies of materials for local distribution. We invite articles, letters, questions, suggestions and comments.


In keeping with the traditions, GaL-AA is self-supporting. It accepts contributions from AA individuals, meetings and groups. Monies are not accepted from outside the fellowship (non-AA members, other 12 step programs, treatment facilities, clubs, roundups or non-AA groups). The maximum contribution by an individual is $7,500.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a contribution from our gal-aa.org (the “Site”).
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a contribution through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
PayPal, Venmo, Stripe, Square, Zeffy & Zelle, our payment processors, collect payment information when sending us a contribution (only partial credit or debit card numbers are viewable to us)
When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and contribution Information.
We use the contribution information that we collect generally communicate with you; and
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use Mail Chimp to communicate to our customers — you can read more about how Mail Chimp uses your Personal Information here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
When you place a contribution through the Site, we will maintain your information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by email at support@gal-aa.org or by mail using the details provided below:
Gays and Lesbians in Alcoholic Anonymous, Inc.
9450 SW Street Gemini Dr. #45287
Beaverton, OR 97008

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