Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families UK Intergroup (ACA UK)

Privacy Policy

  1. Personal Information submitted to be published on the Website is not regarded as Private.
  2. Email, mail and telephone details of Trusted Servants of the Intergroup (ACA UK) may be retained by other Trusted Servants to ensure good communication between them. For this purpose, ‘Trusted Servants’ mean any elected Officers or anybody engaged in a voluntary activity for the Intergroup.
  3. Details of elected representatives or others from individual meetings, who attend or are invited to attend intergroup meetings or other business activities, will be retained by the Secretary and Chairperson for the purpose of intergroup communication. From time to time other officers may use these details to communicate with meetings.
  4. A database is held with the permission of those whose details are kept on it: this is used to assist people in a geographical area where there isn’t currently a meeting to be put in touch with other people in the same area in advance of a meeting being established. This database is maintained by the Public information Trusted Servants, primarily the one handling e-mail enquiries, though details might be shared with the Trusted Servant handling telephone enquiries. Relevant details may be shared with any person who has similarly given permission to be put in touch with others in their area: details will not be shared with anybody outside these criteria, will only be held with permission, and will be deleted on request.
  5. From time to time details will be retained by specific Trusted Servants to maintain contact concerning their area of service. For instance, to ensure literature orders are processed correctly, to advise about events, or to update to the website etc. These will be deleted on request.
  6. All emails from Trusted Servants will contain a reference to this policy, and will inform the recipient that they can ‘unsubscribe’, or ask that their details are deleted, and that they not be contacted again. On receipt of such a request all possible attempts to delete details including previous email chains will be made.
  7. Any person can request deletion of their details at any time.
  8. This policy will be published on the website, .

June 2018

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