PSA Email Communication Policy

Established November 2014

It is requested that all members of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), whether individuals, Chapters, Clubs, Councils or other organizations, respect the privacy of fellow members with regards to their email addresses.  The email addresses in the database, which are available to all members, are there for convenient communication between members.  They are not to be harvested for mass mailings or commercial uses.  While the Society reserves the right to send out eNews items to all members, PSA will never sell or supply email addresses to outside entities, including PSA-recognized exhibitions.

The Society does realize that from time to time, Chapters, Clubs or Councils may have a need to communicate with members in their own geographical areas.  For such purposes, please contact the Chapters, Clubs and Councils Vice President who will furnish such email lists, as has been done in the past.

Area and state membership directors, under the supervision of the Membership Vice President, are free to communicate with PSA members in their own geographical areas of responsibility. 

Presently some divisions are using member emails to send Newsletters and it is expected that eventually division members will receive eNews from division officers.

In the normal course of business, the headquarters staff will find it necessary to send out emails to distinct groups, but when a mass emailing to all members of the Society is necessary, headquarters will contact the Public Relations Vice President who will coordinate such emails. 

It will be the responsibility of headquarters to keep the database up to date.  When new honors or distinctions are conferred the database will be updated within 10 business days.   

All such emails must have an unsubscribe feature and must be signed by a member, preferably an officer of the Division, Chapter, Club or Council, and an email address must be supplied for responses.