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Sebastopol Area Time Bank

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 Sebastopol Area Time Bank 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 Sebastopol Area Time Bank 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 Sebastopol Area Time Bank 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 Sebastopol Area Time Bank 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.

Terms of Service

Liability Waiver for Sebastopol Area Time Bank

The function of the Sebastopol Area Time Bank is to facilitate the exchange of services within the community.  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 Time Bank participant – especially for babysitting, eldercare, and driving.

Since any agreements shall be made by and between parties involved in this transaction, TimeBanks USA, Community Weaver software, Cittaslow Sebastopol, Inquiring Systems, Inc. and the City of Sebastopol (collectively known as "The Sponsors") 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 the Sponsors 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 in the Time Bank program. I pledge not to disclose information which may be contained in the Time Bank program to outside parties.

I understand that I will receive messages from other members of the Time Bank. Notification of such messages will be sent to the email address I have recorded in the program. I also understand that I will receive periodic email newsletters, broadcasts and alerts.  

I understand that all time entered into the Time Bank program is essentially an effort at building a neighborhood support network and has absolutely no correlation with dollar values, with all time being valued equally.

I understand that there is no guarantee that I will find services I wish to engage in exchange for the hours that I have accrued in my Time Bank account. I give my hours to the Time Bank without any expectation of receiving particular services in return.

I agree to abide by basic community values of proper and courteous behavior.  I pledge to proceed with good intent towards being of service to others in my community and to treat others in the Time Bank with respect and kindness. Specifically I will uphold the core values of Time Banking:

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

By filling out my profile and assuming membership in the Sebastopol Area Time Bank community I agree to the above terms and I hereby agree the duty, responsibility and liability that is inherent with any and all Time Bank exchanges shall remain as it would be if the parties were not part of any Time Bank.

I agree to leave intact the normal remedies and cause of action available to these parties in the event of any unforeseen circumstance.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all parties who facilitate or participate in Time Bank exchanges.

I agree to abide by the terms of the Sebastopol Area Time Bank Handbook.

By virtue of logging in I accept the aforementioned terms.