Privacy and Security

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. This website is designed to provide a communication method for anyone affected by alcoholism to learn about what GalwayAA, a group of recovering alcoholics do. It also offers people an opportunity to request help when they feel they need help with their drinking habits. All activities are provided voluntarily be members of GalwayAA

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation).
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services.
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name, address, contact number and email address).
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us.

Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of your visits whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

When using standard web browser settings, the session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Administer the website.
  • Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website.
  • Enable your use of the services available on the website.
  • Send to you information requested by you, via the website, and supply to you services via the website.
  • Send you general (non-marketing) communications.
  • Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested.
  • Send to you our newsletter and other communications relating to our business (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require communications).
  • Provide third parties with statistical information about our users via Google Analytics – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.
  • Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
    We will not provide your personal information to any third parties.

Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our members, officers, agents, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for any purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for any purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

Third party websites

Where our website contains links to other websites, concerning Alcoholics Anonymous, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to web@galwayaa.com

Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is galwayaa.