The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.
SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community that engages in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation.
The Constitution sets forth the structure of this international organization of artists, practitioners, teachers and advocates of metalsmithing. The By-Laws outline the implementation of the structure. The Constitution and By-Laws are in accord with the provision of the United States code of law regulating nonprofit organizations, specifically section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code of 1954.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths is organized for educational purposes within the meaning of IRS section 501(c)(3), including the following: to support education in the field of metalsmithing, to disseminate information to anyone interested in metalsmithing, to encourage the exchange of information in the field, to further the education and appreciation of the metal arts to the general public, and to promote a supportive environment for metalsmithing and metalsmiths.
Members of SNAG affirm their support of the field, and commit to the free exchange of information for the general benefit of all. Members are expected to adhere to moral and ethical conduct in relation with one another, specifically, never to impede, hinder or detrimentally interfere in the transference and advancement of knowledge, skills and ideas.
SNAG Welcomes Everyone
SNAG believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to achieving our mission, vision and values. We honor the perspectives and contributions of all people regardless of their age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, political or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, or socio-economic status. SNAG is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination. SNAG believes in responsibility, mutual respect, and empathy and strives to maintain a community in which every person feels welcomed and valued.
SNAG has made a firm commitment to the promotion of diversity in all of its dimensions. Anyone who feels they have been treated unfairly or discriminated against in violation of this Statement is invited to seek informal resolution of their concern by contacting the SNAG President.
Effective January 10, 2020
SNAG is committed to protecting your personal information. In order to provide you with SNAG services, we may need to collect personal information about you. We will collect personal details appropriate to the service you choose to sign up for.
Society of North American Goldsmiths can be reached at PO Box 1355, Eugene OR 97440, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-345-5689.
What information do we collect?
If you sign up for SNAG membership or Metalsmith magazine subscription, purchase items, register for an event, apply for an opportunity, etc., you will be asked to provide your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. When you provide your email address to SNAG, you are giving us your permission to send you emails.
You can manage your contact details by logging in to your online account or contacting the SNAG office. An unsubscribe link will always be provided within emails that we send out to our email lists. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time. We are in the process of updating our systems, with a goal of being able to better tailor our emails to individual preferences in the near future. We estimated the update to occur late 2020.
If online payment is collected, your financial details will be held by Authorize.net (on snagmetalsmith.org) or Stripe (on snagspace.org), and not by SNAG. If you make payment in person, your financial details will be held by Square, and not by SNAG. If you make payment by mail, your financial details will be kept by SNAG as long as is needed to do the transaction and then destroyed or held by our bank.
You can make a formal request for a list of any personal information SNAG is holding about you. You can also ask us to delete your personal information, but this may impact your access to some of our services. SNAG may retain your personal information until you notify us that you would like it deleted.
What do we use personal information for?
SNAG will use your information to provide services to you that you have requested and to send you information about additional opportunities in SNAG and in the field.
Will SNAG share my personal information?
SNAG does not rent or sell email addresses. We may occasionally send out emails with news from other organizations and businesses; these emails are labelled as promotions.
For postal mailings, SNAG may periodically trade or rent its member and magazine subscriber postal mailing list with select organizations/companies which exist within the jewelry and metals field, with all inquiries evaluated on a case-by-case basis and for one-time use only.
SNAG does not share financial information with anyone at any time.
If you are a member of SNAG, your contact information appears in the online Member Directory. You can select your privacy level to Private, Members-Only, or Public, by visiting your account settings or contacting SNAG.
When registering for the conference, you will be asked if you would like your contact information included in the post-conference attendee list. Your email address may also be shared with the conference Vendors Room companies.
We collect statistics about your website visit based on your IP address. This information helps us understand website traffic and browsing preferences so that we can improve our website and services. We do not use this information to identify you as an individual. The website may contain cookies from 3rd parties.
Through the SNAG website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of SNAG. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
How do we protect your personal information?
SNAG uses appropriate organizational and technical security measures to protect your data. Information is held in a secure environment and is password protected. However, please keep in mind that no internet, email, or mail transaction is completely secure or error-free.
Whereas, our organization seeks to advance the field of metalsmithing in a manner that is consistent with the highest ethical standards; and
Whereas, the use of irresponsibly mined gold that harms people, communities or the environment does not reflect our values; therefore be it
Resolved, that we do hereby call upon the mining industry to work within an authenticated framework of responsible mining practices; and be it further
Resolved, that we will support and encourage the use of gold that is independently certified to reflect that it has been responsibly sourced according to broadly-accepted environmental, social and human rights standards.
-Passed May 27, 2006 in Chicago, IL