Starting An Agreement
What does that mean: Use “n/a” if the field does not apply to your situation.?
The abbreviation “n/a” is commonly used in English and it stands for “not applicable” (does not apply) or “no answer”. For the purposes of our exchange agreement, you can also use a “–” or any other abbreviation common in your language. The main thing is none of the text fields may be left blank.
Filling Out the Form
Question: What if it is a non-simultaneous exchange and one party doesn’t know their dates yet?
The form requires that you add dates in order to save it. Since non-simultaneous exchange usually requires more planning, we recommend you choose something close. You will be keeping in touch with your exchange partner anyway.
Question: I am having trouble getting the dates to work. What am I doing wrong?
These date-picker calendars on the web all work slightly differently and that can be troublesome. Here is what you need to do to use ours:
- Click in the white date field (highlighted with a blue frame).
- Set the year by clicking on the year - it will give you a menu to choose from.
- Choose the month via the little dark triangles in the gray Month bar (first red arrow)
- Then choose on the day that you want by clicking on it.
- The date-picker calendar will disappear and the year, month and date you chose will appear in the box.
Sending and Reviewing Terms
Question: I am unable to edit my terms. What am I doing wrong?
Because of the back-and-forth nature of exchange agreements our system keeps a lock on each form allowing only one party at a time “edit” access. When you send your terms to your partner, your partner receives “edit” access - by which they are only able to Accept or Decline what you have written. They can not make changes to your text.
If you need to make a change at this stage, it’s best to contact your partner and ask them to decline the term you want to change and send the agreement back to you for edits.
Signing Your Exchange Agreement
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