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Important "Must Read" Help and Legal Information!

All users of this website agree and acknowledge that they have read, understand, and agree to this legal notice and all rules of this website, as they appear on this page now and as they are from time to time updated. Minors are required to obtain permission of their parent or legal guardian before using the website.

Website Copyright

Copyright ©1999 by Bill Phillips. All Rights Reserved. Copyright under Berne Copyright Convention, Universal Copyright Convention, and PanAmerican Copyright Convention. Except where specifically stated otherwise herein, Bill Phillips is the copyright holder for this entire website, as a collective work, and for all text, codes, graphics, sounds, multimedia creations, pages and other elements.


The website copyright holder, Bill Phillips, the webmaster and the Decibels, jointly and severally, disclaim all liability of any and all kinds whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use this website or any linked web page, or any services or products advertised or promoted by any linked web page. This entire website, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all message boards, chat rooms, graphics, articles, text and links are provided on an "as is", and "as available" basis with no warranties of any kind.

Message Boards and Chat Rooms

The message boards (also called "guests books," "bulletin boards" and "web forums") on this website may be used by visitors of this website to post messages to, about and for the Decibels, music, entertainment, performing arts, and related topics. The messages and all related posted information may be seen and responded to by other visitors to the website, long after the message was posted.

Neither the Decibels, nor the website copyright holder, nor the webmaster, nor any of their agents, assigns or representatives are under any obligation to monitor or review postings, messages, or statements made through the message boards or chat rooms.

Topics and Content. The views expressed in the chat rooms and on the message boards don't necessarily reflect the views or practices of the Decibels, the website copyright holder, or the webmaster. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any message board or in any chat room are those of the respective authors, who are solely liable for their content. 

Post Do's. When posting statements or messages to chat rooms or message boards, remember that they are public and can be viewed by anyone. It's generally not a good idea to post your last name, home address, work address, phone number, name of your school, or other personal information. Minors should get permission of their parent or legal guardian before posting any message to a chat room or message board.

Post Don'ts. Please do not post messages that are blatantly commercial or that use profanity or racial or sexual epithets. Avoid participating in flame wars. Vicious personal attacks are inappropriate. The webmaster may, in his sole discretion, edit or remove any posted message at any time without cause and without notice. The webmaster may also, in his sole discretion, limit or discontinue anyone's use of the website without cause and without notice.

HTML Tags. Message board users may place HTML tags in the body of their message to format messages and to create links. Please don't link to "adults only" or other inappropriate site.

Banners. Advertising banners are graphical links that appear throughout the website. The website copyright holder, webmaster and the Decibels don't decide which banner will appear, nor do they endorse any of the products, services, or advertisers associated with the banners. Use of any banner, or of the linked website, or of any advertised product or service is at your own risk.

Additional Copyright/Ownership Notices

Music. The sound clips used as background for pages on this website are from a compact disc with the disc cover labeled "The Decibels", which consists of music created and performed by members of the Decibels. A copy of the compact disc was provided to the webmaster for use on this website.

Photographs and Graphics Credits. The following photos, graphics and artwork have been provided by, and are the property of:
Katherine LeMoon and Jerald Long: poster.jpg, jon2.jpg, ricky1.jpg.
Bill Phillips: frcrowd1.jpg, jong2.jpg, ralphg1.jpg, rickyd1.jpg
Sue Reitinger: band1.jpg. jakes1.jpg.

Please notify the webmaster of any errors or omissions on this page, and corrections will be promptly made.

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