These Guidelines were approved onFebruary 25th, 2006 by the Quebec A.A. Web Site Provincial Committee. Each Quebec Area is free to apply them to its own site. In our Area, these are the Guidelines that are applicable at the present time.
- Identification of A.A. members
- Telephone numbers and Email addresses
- Reproduction of our literature
Identification of A.A. members
No personal information, photograph, or illustration which might identify a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, may be published on the site. A member may be identified only as follows:
- First name and first initial of family name;
- Name of Home Group;
- Name and/or number of District;
- Name and/or number of Area;
- Name of city, province, state, country;
- Function and/or
- just the mention “Member of Alcoholics Anonymous”.
Telephone numbers and Email addresses
No personal telephone number may be listed on the site. The only authorized telephone numbers are those of Areas, A.A.W.S., A.A. Grapevine, Editions de La Vigne AA, also those from the list of telephone services provided by the Districts.
Only email addresses from “@aa-quebec.org” may be listed on the site as well as addresses belonging to A.A.W.S., A.A. Grapevine and Editions de La Vigne AA.
Links authorized automatically on our site are those towards the following sites: A.A.W.S., A.A. Grapevine, Editions de La Vigne AA as well as for internal links towards other Areas sites in Quebec.
A link towards sites within other Areas of our Conference, other Conferences, Zones and other links available throughout A.A.W.S. must therefore open a page indicating that the visitor is leaving a Quebec A.A. site notifying that the link does not constitute an endorsement.
There cannot be any other link towards a site which is not a known A.A. service entity.
Reproduction of our literature
The guidelines to follow for the reprinting of texts or parts of texts from our literature are the same as suggested in our A.A. Service Manual for Area newsletters.
“Local A.A. publications are permitted to reprint the Steps, Traditions, and/or the Concepts, and to quote a phrase, sentence or brief paragraph excerpted from A.A. literature such as the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, The A.A. Service Manual and Conference-approved pamphlets without a prior, written request to do so.When this occurs, the proper credit line should be included to ensure that the copyrights of A.A. literature are protected. After a quotation from a book or pamphlet, the credit line should read: Reprinted from (name of publication, page number), with permission of A.A.World Services, Inc.”
“The A.A. Preamble is copyrighted by the A.A. Grapevine. Beneath it, and beneath any article reprinted from the Grapevine and La Viña, these words should appear: Copyright © (Month, Year) A.A. Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission. For more information on reprinting other material from the A.A. Grapevine, Inc., see Chapter 12.”
— Excerpt from A.A. Service Manual,
page S37, 2005-2006 Edition.
Reprinted with permission from
A.A. World Services, Inc.