NIAA Web Site Guidelines
- The purpose of the Nassau Inter-Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (NIAA) Web site shall be:
- To carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers, to professionals and the general public, and to members of the fellowship.
- To serve as a communications tool within the NIAA area by providing information about area activities and events.
- To further general service participation within the fellowship by serving as an exchange of information about opportunities for involvement in NIAA area activities.
- The NIAA Web site shall be made readily accessible:
- By adhering to established standards and constructing the site in such a manner that it be available for viewing by anyone who accesses it through the Internet. Any hint of preferences for specific systems, browsers, or the like should be absent, and the use of multimedia and extensive graphics should be avoided.
- In the spirit of non-affiliation with entities outside AA, the NIAA Web
site shall maintain external links to:
- the AAWS and AA Grapevine sites, official intergroup and/or central office websites and telephone numbers, and county service events within the NIAA area only.
- Other AA entities only as specifically approved by the NIAA representatives.
- No other kinds of links or address listings of any kind shall be provided unless specifically approved by the NIAA representatives.
- In the spirit of self-support, the NIAA Web site shall be financed and maintained:
- By funding from the NIAA budget.
- By operating within guidelines established and reviewed by NIAA.
- The AA principle of anonymity as it applies to other forms of media should be extended
to the World Wide Web, and to that end the NIAA Web site shall:
- Include no recognizable photographs of individuals, no full names of individuals, no personal telephone numbers, and no personal e-mail addresses.
- Use position titles, rather than first names, when referring to NIAA officers, Committee chairs, and others.
- The NIAA Web site shall include a disclaimer recognizing that it is neither endorsed nor approved by AAWS and that all references to AA, AA literature, and the Grapevine are to registered trademarks.