I hate spam. Are you kidding me? Loathe it. Sometimes friends of mine use evite.com and I think "oh, whizzer" 'cause they're all over the spam thing. So. I don't sell email addresses to anyone else. I don't give them away. I don't sign you up to newsletters. I don't post your email address on the site. The IP address is "logged" and that's because somebody else's computer started automatically spewing stuff through this form awhile back. It's just for dealing with that sort of thing.
I may send you a personalized email if I have questions about your entry. That's it. Perhaps I will say "cheerio!" at the beginning of the letter or "Hey, hey hey!" I am not sure.