Only those site visitors who purposefully subscribe to our weekly notification list will be entered into our email database. The subscription software sends a confirmation email to all who subscribe, explaining they've been subscribed, and how to get off the list. It is a 100% opt-in list, and we never add contacts to the list from other sources (for example, from feedback sent to us, or from Challenge suggestions).
Opting-out is as easy as opting-in, and the script will send a confirmation to your email address, but after that, no other emails from Photo Friday will be sent.
You will never receive spam from Photo Friday.
The email list is used for two purposes:
1) to inform participants when the weekly Challenge has been posted, and
2) to advise of problems with the site.
Thankfully, the latter is rare.
We will never grant access to our email database by anyone not directly responsible for the operation of Photo Friday.
We take this stewardship very seriously.