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Atlanta Sankofa 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 Atlanta Sankofa 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 Atlanta Sankofa 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 Atlanta Sankofa 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 Atlanta Sankofa 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.

Terms of Service

Approval of membership in the Atlanta Sankofa Time Bank requires acceptance of the Terms of Service Agreement.  Atlanta Sankofa Time Bank members adhere to the following statements:

  • I acknowledge, understand and agree that as a member of the Sankofa Time Bank I must work to uphold the Basic Values in all of my activities associated with the time bank.
  • Any agreements made between myself and another community member shall not in any way make Sankofa Time Bank responsible or liable for damages or any other consequences that ensue from such engagements.
  • I agree not to engage in buying or selling illegal goods or services in exchanges through the Sankofa Time Bank.
  • I agree not to divulge personal or confidential information about other time bank community members that I may learn during my association with the Sankofa time Bank.
  • I agree to abide by the guidelines and Basic Values of the Sankofa Time Bank, always engaging with community members in good faith.
  • I understand that a member who is inactive for more than six months without explanation may be removed from the registry of the time bank.
  • I understand that every community member is valued and will receive the benefit of the doubt, unless and until they demonstrate by their pattern of behavior that they do not intend to be good faith members of the community. But such a determination that can only made by consensus of community members and by the Sankofa Time Bank Council of Elders.
  • I agree to have all disputes and all questions of uncertainty which arise during engagements with Sankofa Time Bank community members arbitrated by the Sankofa Time Bank Council of Elders.