The Sixth Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous States:
"An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, least problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose". Reprinted from The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 155 with permission of A.A. World Services Inc.
On this web site you will find "links" to other A.A. web sites as well as links to non-A.A. sites. While this is done as a convenience for the people that use this site it should never be considered as an endorsement of those sites, nor is any site that we link to affiliated with District 15. We represent no one but ourselves.
To further clarify this for people that may not be familiar with A.A.'s Traditions.
...linking to other A.A. Web sites will often have the positive effect of significantly broadening the scope of a site. However, even when linking to another A.A. site, care must be exercised since each A.A. entity is autonomous, has its own group conscience, and may display information that another A.A. group conscience might find objectionable. There is no way to know when this might occur.
"Experience indicates that linking to non-A.A. sites is even more problematic. Not only are they much more likely to display non-A.A. and/or controversial material, but linking might imply endorsement, if not affiliation. In the final analysis, experience strongly suggests that, when considering linking to another site, proceed with caution."
Reprinted from "A.A. Guidelines - Internet" on page 1 with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
These two paragraphs clearly show the problems of linking to other websites and why these links must not be considered endorsements or affiliations.
Alcoholics Anonymous and General Service Area 60.
The District 15 website is not endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc. or Area 60 of Western Pennsylvania General Service Inc. Some of the items on this site have been published by A.A. World Services Inc. and the Grapevine, but it is not to be assumed that their use implies approval by the General Service Conference or the Grapevine. Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A., and the Big Book are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.The Grapevine, A.A. Grapevine and La Viña are registered trademarks of A.A. Grapevine, Inc.