This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 6, 2021.

Thank you for visiting the A.A. Area 59, District 62 website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This policy explains how we collect, use, share and protect personal information about you (meaning, information that can identify you personally or that can be used with other sources of information to identify you). This policy applies to personal information you submit to us and other information we collect about you when you interact with our website, as described below. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE OR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO Area 59, District 62 THROUGH ANY OTHER MEANS.

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated policy on this page. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, it will indicate the date the Privacy Policy was last revised at the top of this page.

1. Personal Information We Collect

In order to improve our website and to tailor our web services to your needs, we may automatically collect information about you when you use our website. The type of information collected includes information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the website or other application(s), which may also include, for example, IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information. We may also collect information about your use of our website and application(s), which may include, for example, a reading history of the pages you visit on our website.

​2. Use of Cookies

Like many websites, we may use cookies, which are files stored on your device that help us identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies enabled so we can offer you a better experience. We will not drop cookies or other tracking methods that are persistent and cannot be erased from your device. Your IP address, searches, and other usage information may be collected by our hosting provider (Namecheao) or Google analytics service providers, but only to generate aggregated data to help us improve our website. You can disable the use of cookies on your browser. If you disable the use of cookies on your browser, you may not be able to access certain functions of our website. To learn more about our use of cookies, please consult our Cookie Policy.

​3. Our Use of Information

We may use your information to provide and improve our website and to personalize your experience with us. For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • optimize or improve our website, content, events, activities, communications and operations
  • detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our terms or policies, applicable law or regulations, or the rights of any persons, organizations or entities

4. Retention of Information

We delete your personal information as soon as we no longer need it in connection with the purpose for which it was submitted or collected, unless we are required by law to retain it for a longer time and we only retain it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

5. Disclosure of Information

We will only disclose your Personal Information to other organizations, companies and individuals as described in this Privacy Policy.

Legally Compelled Disclosures

Area 59, Districy 62 may disclose personal information to government authorities and other third parties when compelled to do so by law, including, without limitation, in response to court orders and subpoenas.

Emergency Situations

Area 59, District 62 may disclose personal information if required to do so or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to (i) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its members, and (ii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of District 62 personnel, its members, or others.

Affiliated Entities

We may disclose personal information to our parent, subsidiary and other affiliated organizations, including the General Service Board, and AA Grapevine.

6. Security

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal information secure.

For example, all data between your copmpouter and our server is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology.

Though we takes reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to us, due to the nature of the Internet, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, including when you contact us by email or a “contact us” or similar feature on the website. Accordingly, Area 59, District 62 cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on its system or otherwise in its care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

7. Children

This website is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not use this website, and under no circumstance should you provide personally identifiable information to us.

8. Referrals

We may refer you to other websites, organizations or entities, in which case this Privacy Policy may not apply to information that you submit or make available to such websites, organizations and companies. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of those websites, organizations and companies before submitting or making available any information to them.

Cookies Policy/

This Cookies Policy was last updated on October 6, 2021.

The Area 59, District 62 websites make use of cookies to optimize and improve the functionality of the websites. As we want to ensure your privacy and improve the user-friendliness of your visit(s) to our website, we feel it is important that you know how and why we use cookies. This policy provides information about our use of cookies across all our platforms.

What are cookies?/

Cookies are small and simple text files that are stored by your computer or mobile device when you use one of our websites or apps. Nearly all existing websites make use of cookies.

By using cookies we can make sure that, for example, it is easy for you to surf our website, that when you visit our websites, you are not presented with the same information repeatedly. Cookies also enable us to measure how our website is being used and how to further improve it.

Your options/

We can only place cookies if your browsers allow the use of cookies. It is your choice to either accept or refuse the cookies and there is always the option to revoke your permission to place cookies.

If you do not want to receive cookies at all, you can adjust the settings of your Internet browser to fully block the use of cookies. In this case, some functionalities on our website will be deactivated. You can, however, consult the website for information. You can also adjust the settings of your Internet browser to be informed by your browser when a cookie is placed.

Which cookies do we use?/

As of this writing, the only cookies we employ are login cookies that allow credentialed users to make administrative changes to the site through the front end. If you are not logging in by entering a username and password, this website will place any cookies on your device.


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