General Policies

The Alliance for Metal Clay Arts (AMCAW) is a not-for-profit organization based in the United States, serving the global metal clay community. The work of AMCAW is done by volunteers. Please click on each toggle section below for our detailed policies regarding usage and privacy. Should you have any questions, please contact us at

Metal clay has been known to be addictive. Please use metal clay responsibly. ūüôā


Information and Usage Policies

The information presented on and our social media channels is accurate to the best of our knowledge. AMCAW is not responsible for the accuracy of any technical information presented. AMCAW is not responsible for any harm or injury you may encounter as a result of the information presented.

Member, instructor and class/event listings are provided and maintained by the individual or organizational members who enter this information. AMCAW is not responsible for the accuracy of this user-provided data.

From time to time, the AMCAW website may be unavailable due to maintenance or host server issues. AMCAW is not responsible for any harm caused by these periodic outages.

Tutorial and Giveaway Policies

All tutorials are copyrighted; you may not share, duplicate or distribute this content. You are encouraged to make the pieces detailed in the tutorials for your personal use, but you may not duplicate these pieces for sale. AMCAW is not responsible for the accuracy of the content in these tutorials. AMCAW is not responsible for any harm or injury you may encounter as a result of these tutorials.

Non-Discrimination policy
It is the policy of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

Privacy Policies

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.

Who we are

Alliance¬†for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) will be responsible for any data collected, so when we reference or mention ‘we’, ‘our’ ‘us’, we are talking about AMCAW, a not-for-profit corporation. We can be reached at, or via mail at 5036 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 169, Orlando, FL 32819, United States.

What personal data do we collect?

If you subscribe to our email newsletter, we collect your name and email address.

If you become a member of AMCAW, we collect your name, address, phone and email. You may optionally provide additional information including, but not limited to, your social media usernames along with your preferences, interests and class offerings.

If you interact with us via social media, we collect your name and social media username.

When do we collect your personal data?

When you subscribe to our email newsletter

When you become a member

When you make a purchase from us, online or in person

When you update your profile or directory listing

When you submit an event for our calendar

When you engage with us on social media

When you contact us directly

When you enter prize draws and competitions

When you choose to complete any surveys we send you

When you’ve given a third party permission to share with us the information they hold about you

When you access our website, in the form of cookies

Who do we share your personal data with?

We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party. However, in order for us to provide our services to you, we share your personal data with our trusted third party service providers, as detailed below. Whenever we share your personal data, we put safeguards in place which require these organizations to keep your data safe and to ensure that they do not use your personal data for their own marketing purposes.


  • IT companies who support our business systems and databases
  • Marketing companies who help manage our communications with you
  • Providers who facilitate webinars or other services

It is in our legitimate interests as a business to work with these service providers since we may not have the capabilities to provide these services ourselves. In each case, we will ensure that the service provider is only allowed to use your personal data in order to provide the services to us and for no other purpose.


We may need to disclose your personal data to our insurers where we believe that it is required under our contractual relationship with our insurance provider.

How long do we keep your data?

In broad terms, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. This means that the retention periods will vary according to the type of the data and the reason that we have the data in the first place.

We have procedures in place regarding our retention periods which we keep under review taking into account our reasons for processing your personal data and the legal basis for doing so.

Your rights

You have a number of rights relating to your personal information and what happens to it. You are entitled to:

  • access personal data we hold about you
  • require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data
  • require us to delete personal data concerning you in certain situations where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it
  • object at any time to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, normally by clicking the ‚Äúunsubscribe‚ÄĚ link in an email we have sent you
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal data and
  • otherwise restrict or temporarily stop our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

You have the right to request a copy of any information about you that we hold at any time, and also to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate. To make such a request, please contact us

If you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint. Please email


Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 16, 2018