"Whom you see here,
What you hear here,
When you leave here,
Let it stay here"
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions. The above statement sums up anonymity outside Al-Anon. We do not reveal the names of people we see at meetings or discuss what was said at a meeting outside of the meeting. When we see someone we know from Al-Anon outside a meeting, we do not greet or acknowledge them unless we know it is ok beforehand. When leaving a phone message, we use our first name and do not mention Al-Anon.
Al-Anon is protected from members seeking public recognition by Tradition 11:
"Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and TV. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all AA members."