GeorgiaSobriety.com respects your privacy and takes your privacy very seriously. Your name or Handle, (first name, last initial recommended) and email address are only collected when making a comment on this site. Your email address will never be shared with any third party. If you prefer, use a disposable email like mailinator to be completely anonymous from an email perspective. For more on anonymity, see below.
Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
2. Comments including profanity will be deleted.
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
4. Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.
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Since the subject matter of this site can be sensitive in some circles, we want to take a moment to help protect your anonymity. Not only on this site, but also on every single site you visit.
Anonymity online – it is possible online but it takes some special effort.
When you visit a website anywhere on the Internet, your IP address is logged (or recorded) inside of the website log files. This IP address can be tracked back to your location. Generally and very easily, you can use Geo-IP lookups to tell the visitor’s city. You can also discover the ISP or Mobile phone company of the visitor. Remember, this is true for every site you visit — be it Facebook, Amazon, or Google.
You can protect yourself from all of this by using a VPN service. A VPN service will hide your identity by encrypting your traffic and sending it out a remote “exit” server in another part of the country or even the world. When using a VPN, the remote website, this site or any other site in the world, will have no idea where you are visiting from or which ISP you are using.
You can read more about VPN services in a August, 2012 PCMag.com Article, “Seven VPN Services You Should Know About” (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2408596,00.asp)
Many VPN services work with iPhone and Droid mobile phones so you can be protected when using your mobile devices as well.
With all of the above, stated and explained, in the extreme case that you believe that your level of personal anonymity behind your IP address, first name, Last initial, and your email address is not at an acceptable level when using this site, AA and NA members should consider using a VPN service if they wish to feel safer upholding the Eleventh Tradition of their programs which states that members “need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.”
GeorgiaSobriety.com is a respectful place of healing that takes personal privacy seriously. If you have any questions or comments, please contact email@example.com.