Who We Are

GreySheeters Anonymous World Services, Inc (GSAWS) is an entity created to maintain services for those who seek, through GreySheeters Anonymous, the means for arresting the disease of compulsive overeating through following the principles of the GreySheet plan of eating and the application to their own lives of the Twelve Steps which constitute the recovery program upon which the Fellowship of GreySheeters Anonymous is founded.

Our website address is https://www.greysheet.org.

GSAWS takes the privacy and anonymity of its members and website visitors seriously. In accordance with the Eleventh Tradition (“We need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films”), we do not publish the full names or photographs of our members.

Contact information and personal stories published here were submitted by members with their express permission for publication on this website, specifically for the purpose of carrying the message of recovery to the compulsive eater who still suffers. We do not use members’ contact information for solicitation or commercial purposes.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

We try to collect as little information as possible. You are free to access all public parts of this website without our knowing any personally identifiable information.  This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they share and/or collect in GreySheeters Anonymous.  This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. 

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Media

If you upload images to the website or submit them for publication on 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

Information collected via forms is used only for the purpose specified on the form and to respond to your inquiries.

Meeting Lists

If you designate yourself as a meeting’s contact person you consent to having your first name and last initial, city, and email address only published on the website. Email addresses published on any website are at risk of being harvested by spammers. We strongly encourage you to use a GSA-specific email address that you can replace without inconvenience should it be compromised. You may ask to be removed from these lists at any time, or update your information, by using the group registration form. All those registered as trusted servants for groups and meetings will be subscribed to our enewsletter, Service Matters. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Intergroups and Board of Trustees

If you are an Intergroup Service Representative, your first name and last initial will be published on the website as the contact for your intergroup along with your @greysheet.org email address.

If you are a member of the Board of Trustees, your first name and last initial will be published on the website along with your @greysheet.org email address if applicable.

Area Contacts

If you designate yourself as an Area Contact, you consent to having your first name and last initial, city, and email address published on the website. Email addresses published on any website are at risk of being harvested by spammers. We strongly encourage you to use a GSA-specific email address that you can replace without inconvenience should it be compromised. You may ask to be removed from these lists at any time, or update your information by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GSA Phone List

If you register for the GSA Phone List, your contact information will be stored on our email service provider’s secure servers and added to the private phone list stored in our website database. To access this information, GSA members must log in with a username and password that changes quarterly.

You will be asked to consent to the use of your information at the time you sign up. You can ask us to remove your information by unsubscribing from the list.

Service Matters

If you subscribe to the Service Matters email newsletter, your contact information will be stored on our email service provider’s secure servers and used to send you the Service Matters monthly newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

Cookies

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether 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.

Donations

Donations made on the greysheet.org website are processed by PayPal. GSAWS, Inc. does not have access to your payment card information or PayPal login info, and therefore cannot store it, share it, or lose it in a data breach. Read more about how PayPal protects your security.

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.

Analytics

Our web hosting company keeps server logs that track visits to the website. We are also going to implement Google Analytics to collect anonymized visitor information to help us understand what’s most important to you.

GreySheeters Anonymous follows a standard procedure of using log files.  These files log visitors when they visit websites.  All hosting companies do this and these logs are a part of hosting services’ analytics.  The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.  These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.  The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. 

Who We Share Your Data With

If you register for the GSA Phone List, your contact information is shared with other GreySheet members who have registered for the Phone List. Members of the GSA Phone List are asked not to share anyone’s contact information, even with other Greysheeters, without explicit permission.

If you register as an Area Contact, we publish your contact information on this website. It is visible to members of the public, though we do our best to protect email addresses from spambots.

If you register as a meeting contact, we share your contact information on the meeting information page, so that those interested in attending the meeting can find out more about it.

We do not share our mailing lists with anyone outside of GreySheeters Anonymous.

How Long We Retain Your Data

We retain your information until you ask us to change or remove it. For instance, if a meeting contact changes, we do not store the name, phone number, or email address of the previous meeting contact.

If you unsubscribe from the GSA Phone List, we remove you from the databaseon the website and unsubscribe you at our email service providers. If you unsubscribe from Service Matters, we unsubscribe you at our email service provider. Note that if you are subscribed to more than one list, you may need to unsubscribe from each of them separately.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, 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 have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate.  You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.  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, financial, or security purposes.  If you would like to make a request, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where We Send Your Data

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

How We Protect Your Data

All information you submit to this website is encrypted via Transport Layer Security (commonly known as SSL or simply HTTPS), to prevent interception by malicious third parties.

We conduct regular security scans of the website and keep all software updated to prevent data breaches. Our website database (including meeting and contact information) is stored on servers in secure data centers managed by our hosting company. Read more about our hosting company’s security practices.

Contact information submitted through the Service Matters and GSA Phone List registration forms is stored securely by our email service provider, MailChimp. Read more about MailChimp’s security practices and privacy policy.

Our Contact Information

You may contact GSAWS by emailing by postal mail at

GSAWS, Inc.
Cherokee Station

PO Box 20098

New York, NY 10021-0061

Email Addresses

Inquiries about the phone list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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