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Columbia Community Exchange of Howard County

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 Columbia Community Exchange of Howard County 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 Columbia Community Exchange of Howard County 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 Columbia Community Exchange of Howard County 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 Columbia Community Exchange of Howard County 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

Columbia Community Exchange:  Terms and Conditions

Columbia Community Exchange (CCE) is designed to increase the involvement of its members in their community through the performance of reciprocal services to improve the quality of life.  CCE is not an agent of either party (service provider or service recipient).  The CCE staff provides the opportunity for the parties involved to come together in working out a mutually acceptable transaction.  Agreements shall be made by and between the parties involved in the transaction.  The CCE staff, whether individually or in a group, will not be held responsible and will not assume any liability for claims, damages or any other consequences which may arise from this arrangement.  Further, time dollars are not guaranteed beyond the member's good faith.  Members must participate in a CCE Orientation/Training Session prior to providing or receiving services.  A member using a personal vehicle in providing services must possess a valid driver's license and must keep in effect automobile liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damages of an amount equal to the minimum limit required by state law.  Automobile liability is not the responsibility of CCE.  Members agree to perform services in support of CCE and abide by all policies and procedures of CCE.  Members agree to interact with and treat CCE staff and members with courtesy and respect.  Members must keep confidential any and all information concerning CCE members and services exchanged.  CCE is a coordinating agency only.  CCE does not assess any member's skills and does not guarantee the performance of anyone who is referred.  CCE does not carry or maintain and expressly disclaims responsibility for providing any liability, medical, disability or insurance coverage for members.  Expenses for any materials used will be the responsibility of the service recipient, and expenses will be agreed upon before the service is delivered.  CCE is not responsible for any injury to persons or damages to property experienced while involved with the program.  In acting as service providers, CCE members are not acting as employees or agents of CCE.

Columbia Community Exchange:  Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement

I hereby agree with the Columbia Association, Inc. ("CA") to the following by affixing my signature below on the date below.  In connection with my participation in the Columbia Community Exchange (the "Program"), I understand and acknowledge the nature and extent of the activities that will be involved in the program and assume the risk inherent in such activities on behalf of myself.  I hereby grant permission to be photographed by the Association in the course of my participation in the program and for the Association to use those photographs for publicity and any other Association purpose.  I release the Association from any and all claims and liability in connection with those photographs.  I voluntarily waive any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and judgments against the Association, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents and hereby release, excuse and discharge the Association, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents from all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and judgments which may arise out of my participation in the Program and all aspects attendant thereto.  The undersigned further agree(s) to indemnify and hold the Association, its directors, officers, employees, servants, subcontractors and agents harmless from any and all claims, damages, actions, liabilities, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and judgments which may arise out of my participation in the Program.

CCE Member Code of Ethics

The  Columbia Community Exchange (CCE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.  As a member of the CCE, I will keep in mind that the spirit of the Program is to create a community that is mutually caring, cooperative and reciprocal.  As a member, I promise to: 

  • Interact with and treat all CCE staff and members with courtesy and respect

  • Respect my CCE partner and my CCE partner's home, property and valuables

  • Keep all personal information about my CCE partner (provider or recipient) confidential

  • Recognize that my service is entirely voluntary

  • Clarify with my CCE partner the details of my service

  • Provide all necessary supplies or materials for rendered services

  • Refuse money, gifts or tips from my CCE partner

  • Notify the CCE staff of any concerns about the service exchange