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Community Skill Exchange-Richmond County TimeBank

Terms of Service

TimeBanks USA Terms of Service

TimeBanking is designed to encourage connections between community members on the basis that everyone has something to give and everyone has needs. TimeBank members commit to "give and receive" using Time Credits earned and spent. The "golden rule" of TimeBanking is this: An hour of my time is equal to an hour of your time. One hour of service given earns one time credit. For one hour of service received, pay one time credit.

A commitment to the core values helps people to get into the spirit of TimeBanking and helps keep that spirit alive.

  1. Assets: Everyone has something to offer;
  2. Redefining Work: Building home, family and community is valued work;
  3. Reciprocity: Encouraging givers to receive – and receivers to give – builds trust and resiliency and sharing;
  4. Community: We are stronger together;
  5. Respect: Respect is the root of equality.

I understand that the function of Community Skill Exchange-Richmond County TimeBank is to facilitate the exchange of services within the community in the spirit of the core values of TimeBanking. It is my responsibility to use the same caution I would in other circumstances to get to know a person, make reference checks, and use my instincts before engaging with another TimeBank participant - especially for babysitting, elder care, and driving.

I understand that any agreements shall be made solely by and between parties involved in this transaction. TimeBanks USA and Community Skill Exchange-Richmond County TimeBank will not be held responsible and will not assume any liability for claims, damages, or any other consequences which may arise from this arrangement.

I understand that TimeBanks USA and Community Skill Exchange-Richmond County TimeBank shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by information contained on this web site or any other TimeBank resources. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all parties who facilitate or participate in TimeBank exchanges.

I agree that this site is not to be used for buying and selling and trading in illegal goods and services.

This site provides information that may reveal aspects of members’ lives that they wish to keep private. For that reason, I pledge not to reveal any of the contents of this site that are associated with any members’ personal information.

I understand that I will receive messages from other members of my TimeBank through this web site. Notification of such messages will be sent to the email address I have registered with. I also understand that I will receive newsletters, broadcasts and alerts for my TimeBank from my Coordinator(s) through this web site.

I have read these guidelines and agreements and I agree to abide by these core values, rules, and guidelines provided by TimeBanks USA and Community Skill Exchange-Richmond County TimeBank for proper and courteous behavior. I pledge to proceed with good intent towards being of service to others in my community and treat others in the TimeBank with respect and kindness.

Membership Requirements

As a member, please do the following:

  • Complete all the fields in your profile and membership
  • Upload a picture of yourself
  • Write some offers and make requests
  • Record exchanges promptly
  • Visit site frequently to review weekly offers and requests
  • Follow the core values of time banking in all communications (see below)
  • Follow Rights, Responsibilities, Confidentiality, and Liabilities (see below)
  • Respond to communications in a timely manner
  • Monitor your account regularly

For any questions or difficulties, please contact the TimeBank Coordinator.

 

Rights

To be treated with respect, dignity and care

To be valued

To be treated fairly

To earn one time credit for every hour of service provided

To spend time credits on services offered by other members

To save time credits in personal / group account for later use

To donate time credits to other members / groups

To have privacy and confidentiality maintained at all times

 

Responsibilities

Respect the privacy and confidentiality of other members / groups

Keep your profile current and respond to all communications within 48 to 72 hours

Keep scheduled commitments and follow through

Provide quality service to the best of your ability

Absolutely do not buy, and sell or trade illegal goods and services

Be accepting of guidance and instructions

Know Community Skill Exchange member policies, agreements and core values

 

Confidentiality

All members must protect the privacy and confidentiality of other members / groups. If there is a legitimate concern for another member (depression, physical health, living conditions…etc.), please provide these details to the police, health authorities or the TimeBank Coordinator. It is never acceptable to discuss one member with another member. A member can be dismissed from the program for violating this important rule.

 

Liabilities

Community Skill Exchange refers members who state that they are able to perform services competently. Community Skill Exchange cannot guarantee the performance of anyone who is referred, nor will the Community Skill Exchange leadership or members be held responsible for any injury or damage to property experienced involved with a transaction.