The Governing Body – Website Owner and Volunteer Management Team
The 12 Step Café® website complex (12steps.org and 12steps.com) is privately owned, unprofitable, project.
The 12 Step Café® website complex is not operated as a non profit operation (at least in legal terms). However, any revenue realized from the site or activities under The 12 Step Café® banner are returned to the operation and maintenance of the website complex. The site owner
The 12 Step Café® owner is the sole authority to approve all changes to the Café websites.
The 12 Step Café® owner is the final authority in Cafe policy and/or practices.
Cafe Chat Room Monitors, site designers, and other persons selected by The 12 Step Café® owner comprise the Volunteer Café Management Team and assist The 12 Step Café® owner with the Cafe day-to-day operations.
All Café Management Team positions are voluntary service positions responsible to The 12 Step Café® registered membership.
All Volunteer Café Management Team members are selected by, and accountable to, The 12 Step Café® owner.
The 12 Step Café® Governing Philosophy
The 12 Step Café® is a spiritual, non denominational support website for all forms of 12 step recovery. We will operate the website closely to the 12 traditions (as written in Alcoholics Anonymous literature). Variances will exist to the traditions when organizational and operational circumstances dictate. We will do all that is humanly possible to ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere for all website users.
Disclaimer: The 12 Step Café® is not affiliated with any counseling program, agency, or business. The 12 Step Café® is not aligned with any sect, denomination, institution, or organization. Opinions of owners, management, and users are not medical or psychological advice, or treatment. Persons needing professional assistance are encouraged to seek medical and/or psychological counseling for any and all behavioral disorders treatable by such resources. Opinions of chat room users are not necessarily the policy or opinions shared by the owners of the 12 Step Cafe®. The 12 Step Café® issues no expressed or implied warranty for any product or service referred to on the website or from any website linked to The 12 Step Café® website domain. The website complex is designed for use by individuals over the age of 18 years of age. Parental control is strongly encouraged regarding any potential user younger than 18 years of age.
The 12 Step Café® is NOT affiliated with World Services Inc. The 12 Step Café® is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. These pages are not endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. or any other 12 Step organization. They are solely provided by The 12 Step Café® purely for the education and support of those in need who participate in 12 step programs. Some of the items on these pages were originally published by A.A. World Services, but do not assume that this implies continued approval by the General Service Conference for their use in these pages. Alcoholics Anonymous®, A.A.®, and The Big Book® are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The Grapevine® and AA Grapevine® are registered trademarks of The AA Grapevine, Inc.
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