Privacy Policy

Ohio Distinctive Publishing, Inc. and Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (hereinafter "the Sponsors") are committed to respecting your privacy and keeping your personal information secure. To that end, we collect and use information only as disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

This photo contest is open to adults only. To help the Sponsors in ensuring the privacy of children, please make sure that the name and email address you provide us when registering is an adult's name and email address. Thank you for helping us to promote child safety and privacy.

For the purposes of communication, marketing, and general administration of this photo contest, the Sponsors may collect basic information (e.g., your name, email address, professional versus amateur status, etc). We will not rent or sell your email address unless you have given us advance permission, or except as required by law, or except as part of a complete transfer of a Sponsor's email list in the event of a company merger, acquisition, spin-off, dissolution or other major corporate change.

If you have received an email solicitation from the Sponsors, you have either a) signed up for a contest or registered with us, or b) requested to be added to our customer database, or c) purchased from us in the past and have an existing relationship with us, or d) you were referred by a friend through our "refer a friend" program. To unsubscribe from a Sponsor email list, click on the appropriate link included in each email promotion. If you experience difficulty, please contact us with our contact form, or call 614-459-0453 for assistance. Please allow approximately one week for your account to be updated.

If you receive an email that appears to be a security warning from the Sponsors, or one that contains an attachment, please do not open it. We do not send such emails, nor do such emails originate with us, as we are extremely strict about our security and virus-protection procedures. It is common for viruses and worms to contain forged headers.

We may employ cookies in order to securely process photo registrations and properly administer this photo contest. We do not rent or sell information that may result from the use of cookies.

For all photo contest registrants (i.e., people who enter our photo contest), the Sponsors and their affiliates and sister organizations reserve the right to send email solicitations for products and services that the Sponsors believe may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any of these email offers, you may opt out at any time with our contact form stating that you wish to opt out—include your full name and email address so that we can accurately process your request. Please allow approximately one week for processing. If you do opt out, we still reserve the right to contact you regarding the Witness to Nature Photo Contest, unless you choose to withdraw from the photo competition, or unless you make a specific request for no communication whatsoever after this year's contest has ended.

Although we do not anticipate the need to ever modify our privacy policy, we reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy, either to better protect your interests or to promote legitimate interests of our own. If we do make any changes to this policy, we will post a notice of these privacy policy changes, along with the effective date, on this page of our website.