Who we are

We are the Chiltern & Thames Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Intergroup is comprised of Group Service Representatives from the constituent groups, Liaison Officers who work with various local authorities and services and Intergroup Officers who ensure the smooth running of Intergroup meetings. From here on Liaison Officers and Intergroup Officers will be referred to as ‘Intergroup Servants’.

It is the Electronic Communications Liaison Officer of this Intergroup who is responsible for the collection and storing of data on behalf of this Intergroup. They can be contacted at eclo@aachilternthames.org.uk.

What information we collect

There are three groups of information that we collect.

General members’ contact information

We collect names and email addresses of individuals in order to send them emails about AA activities. We collect this information via a signup form on this website. It is stored and handled by MailChimp who hold the list and ensure that it is kept safely and confidentially. Their privacy policy can be read here. Our website uses SSL encryption to ensure that information collected via our website cannot be intercepted.

Service officers’ contact information

We collect the names, email addresses and home addresses of those who volunteer in the Chiltern & Thames Intergroup. We collect this information through forms on this website and via paper forms that are commonly handed in at Intergroup meetings. This information is used to keep the volunteer member informed about AA activities. This information is stored in a spreadsheet that is stored securely in Google Drive and is accessible by Intergroup Liaison Officers and Intergroup Officers. Our website and Google Drive use SSL encryption to ensure that information collected via our website is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

Cookies

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How we share information

General members’ contact information is never shared with anyone outside of the Intergroup Servants.

The contact information for volunteer members including Group Service Representatives, Intergroup Liaison Officers and Intergroup Officers, is shared with the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (UK) in order to allow this office to contact the individuals also. This is primarily by mail but can also be via email. Click here to read the privacy statement of the General Service Office.

We never share your information with third parties.

How you can unsubscribe or ask to be forgotten

If you no longer wish to be contacted by email, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ link that we include at the bottom of every email we send. Alternatively click here to unsubscribe.

If you wish to have all your personal information removed permanently, please complete the form below. This request will also be passed to General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (UK).

Your name

Your address

Your email address

Please note

Our website includes links to other websites. Their privacy practices may be different from ours. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.