Terms of Use

The following terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) provide the rules that apply to your use of http://retrorenovation.com/ and http://savethepinkbathrooms.com/ and other websites owned by Kueber Communications, LLC (collectively the “Websites”).  From time to time, Kueber Communications, LLC (referred to below as “we” and “us”) may change the Terms of Use by posting such changes on the Websites. BY USING THE WEBSITES, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE.   If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or otherwise use the Websites.

What we are about – and what we’re not:

The Websites spotlight new products available for home updates and feature inspiration images and stories from and about homes in the postwar era. We don’t endorse any particular manufacturer or business per se and may not have personal experience with the products discussed.  The driving force behind the Websites is a writer and homeowner turned avid researcher, not an interior designer or contractor.

You should do your own research before making any decisions about whether to buy the products or work with a particular business.

The Websites feature occasional “guest columns” by, interviews with, or suggestions from readers or others.  The Websites do not necessarily endorse their positions or advice.

In addition, our Websites focus on aesthetics and social history, and although they may occasionally feature a story about a restoration issue, the Websites do not have a fix-it or DIY focus.

We all care very much about managing environmental and safety issues properly, so when undertaking your restoration project, be sure to familiarize yourself with and use recommended best practices. For example, the EPA hosts a website on lead in the home and a website on asbestos in the home. Consult professionals regarding these materials, and also about the proper disposal of debris, etc.

While we endeavor to monitor content daily, we cannot be responsible for offensive comments or forum postings on a 24/7 basis. In addition, we cannot and do not endorse any comment or verify or be responsible for its validity. If you are participating in the buy/sell Forum, I am not liable for sales transactions agreed to between individuals.

Enjoy our Websites, but do not lose track of your common sense.

Permitted Uses and the Basic Rules of the Road:

• Participation in the Websites is limited to those users who are at least 14 years old.

• You may access and view the content on the Websites on your computer or other device for your personal, non-commercial use.

• You may comment on posts in the blog. This does not require registration. But your first comment requires moderation, generally as a measure to prevent spam.

• You need to read the Terms of Use before participating in the Comments.

• Key to successful participation as a Commenter is: Civility. Please respect others and their choices. No ranting – even about TV shows that destroy pink bathrooms.

• If you have something to buy or sell or want to know how much something is worth – it goes on the Forum. The Forum is accessible from the homepage.

• The same rules regarding Comments as described above apply. In addition, we reserve the right to delete outdated postings or postings where the lister is not responding to repeated queries for additional information, or where listings do not meet requirements stated on the Forums, all determined at our discretion, at any time.

• From time to time, users of the Websites will communicate directly with Pam.  These communications should be considered submitted materials, subject to the Terms of Use, as discussed in detail below.

Prohibited uses:

• All other commercial distribution or exploitation of the Websites, their content or components, is prohibited without our express written permission.

• Unauthorized posting or downloading or other unauthorized use of material on the Websites may violate copyright and other laws.

• Please do not post, submit, or otherwise publish anything that is illegal, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, or is not in keeping with the spirit of the Websites and our community.

• Please do not interfere with the operations of the Websites or others’ use and enjoyment of them.

• Please do not use the websites to encourage conduct that would be a crime or otherwise violate the law or trigger civil liability.

• Please do not do anything that would infringe on the rights of third parties including, intellectual property rights and rights of privacy or publicity.

We reserve the right, without notice or liability, to:

• disclose any information that we possess control as may be necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or legal request;

• edit, refuse to post, or remove any comment or material that does not follow the Terms of Use, or that we find objectionable for any other reason, known or unknown; and

• block your access to the Websites, if you do not follow the rules in our Terms of Use.

Proprietary rights:

• As between you and us, we own, solely and exclusively, all right, title, and interest in and to the Websites, including their content, components, and look and feel.  Your use of the Websites does not grant to you ownership of any their content or components.

• All the trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Websites belong to us or are the property of their respective owners, and may not be used without the written permission of the respective owner.

• If you publish a blog or website and want to use any photos or text from this site please contact Pam Kueber for permission at retrorenovation [at] gmail [dot] com. All commercial reuse also prohibited without permission.

• Any syndication of content except for personal use such as in a reader is strictly prohibited.

User Information:

• Our Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and explains our policies on the collection and use of personally identifiable information from our users.

• Your use of the Websites shall constitute your acceptance of the terms and conditions in our privacy policy.

Materials you submit:

• Please do not post or send us any confidential, secret, or proprietary information.  We cannot guarantee that we will treat your secrets in the manner you might expect or desire.

• By posting or sending materials to us, including e-mail communications,  you:

o represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for the publication, distribution, display, broadcast, and other use of the materials under the Terms of Use;

o grant us the rights, without payment of any royalty, to copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and otherwise use the materials as we see fit and for use on the Websites, other social media platforms, online videos or articles, and in connection with any public speaking (but not for use or inclusion in any merchandise or print publications without your written permission); and

o acknowledge that we cannot be responsible for preserving any materials that you provide and may delete or destroy any material at our convenience.

Third Party Websites:

The Websites have links to third party websites and third party websites may link to the Websites.  We have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, components or other materials on those third party sites.

Copyright Agent:

We respect the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact our Copyright Agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2),

Pam Kueber, Copyright Agent
Kueber Communications, LLC
P.O. Box 1738
Lenox, MA 01240
Telephone: 413-464-6410
e-mail: retrorenovation [at] gmail [dot] com

So that we can respond to your concerns, please send along the following in your notice to us:

• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

• Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.

• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.

• Your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address.

• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Indemnification:

You agree to defend, indemnify, protect and hold us (Kueber Communications, LLC) and our members, affiliates’, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from your use of the Websites, your transmission of any message, content, information, code, or other materials through the Websites, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, claims for copyright infringement, intellectual property infringement and/or royalties, including all legal expenses and disbursements incurred by.  We  reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.  You agree to provide us upon request, all necessary documentation for a supplied data source, including all pertinent copyright and licensing information.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:

THE WEBSITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL OF THEIR SERVICES, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  THIS INCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED.  WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR EQUIPMENT ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE WEBSITES OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO CONTENT, OR AUDIO CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITES.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITES, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THEM.
IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OR ANY OF OUR MEMBERS,  EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE WEBSITES, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES.

Termination:

We may stop, change, suspend, or otherwise alter any aspect of the Websites or their services at any time. We may restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the Websites and/or their features if we believe you are in breach of our Terms of Use or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice or liability.

Changes to Terms of Use:

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the Terms of Use at any time. Changes in the Terms of Use will be effective when posted. Thereafter, your continued use of the Websites will considered acceptance of those changes.

Miscellaneous:

The Terms of Use, and the relationship between you and us, shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under the Terms of Use shall be commenced and be heard in the appropriate court in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States of America. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts therein. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.

If you have any questions, email us at retrorenovation at gmail dot com.

Revisions

These Terms of Use were revised on Dec. 6, 2011, Dec. 4, 2012 [we now ask that you request permission to use photos or text originally posted here), and March 9, 2013 [updated Materials You Submit/rights granted…]: 

 

Comments

  1. Colvin Taylor says

    It would add the right pop to my beginning collection of mid-century furnishings in my home. It would make a great focal point in my den.

  2. Jill says

    I want one! My house was built in 1964 and in our improvements we have tried to keep the integrity of the house – including a blue tile bathroom! I LOVE the lamps and would probably pick the olive green, but all three are beautiful.

  3. Babs Bryan says

    Furnishing my little beach shack with homemade and restore, and my husband made us some turquoise shutters. That blue lamp would bring a little bit of that color inside and would absolutely thrill me!

    • pam kueber says

      Norma, these can be found on ebay. Note, however, I am told that they are no longer to code: Please consult with a properly licensed professional.

  4. lara mars says

    We are trying to update our 1955 bathroom. We have the original mint green tub, green and cream wall tile with black bull nose trim, and built in soap cup and paperholder in chrome. We need to replace the black vainly flooring, the sink and toilet. Any ideas…very small room…need a wall hung or pedestal sink.
    We will also be taking down our yellow and black bull nose kitchen tile…an entire wall.
    Any interest for them if we manage to salvage any?

    • pam kueber says

      lara, I have extensive research answering all these questions. See the various Categories each with Subcategories in the navigation along the top. Good luck.

  5. Terry says

    I own a BLUE CRANE TOILET that needs replacing. I have the matching sink (a little chipped) and bathtub. Would you know of any places in Quebec that would have these?

    Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  6. Joy Nelson says

    Love Jubilee! I have been searching for it for years! My mom used it faithfully when I was a kid, and I remember polishing the kitchen appliances with it. I love the unique clean smell. And…I would love to find out where I could purchase some….I don’t need a case of 12.

  7. Cara says

    I just uploaded a picture of a couch I bought at a thrift store for $25! Do you think it was a good deal? I love the couch :) It is a little dirty though, any suggestions on cleaning it?
    Thank you, Cara

  8. says

    THIS SITE IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME!! I started collecting things from the 1950’s back in 1973 when I was only 17. That was long before the Internet made it possible to find anything I might be looking for. I’ve learned SO much from this site in the last couple of months. It’s like opening a Xmas present every time I get a new email!! I will be glad to help readers with any knowledge I might have from trying this-and-that in my own renovations!!

  9. dawn says

    Hi, I have an awesome retro/vintage sears country kitchen kenmore electric range that i would like to list on your forum. I couldn’t figure out how to do so for thw life of me!!! Help. I would love to find it a new home. Thanks, Dawn

  10. Betsy Sorrell says

    My fondest memories from childhood..driving home on Christmas Eve from my grandparents listening to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas as the snow quietly covers the streets…imagining the children snuggled in their beds dreaming of what the morning might bring…

  11. Barb Richardson says

    I’ve used mine for an ice bucket to hold several bottle
    Of wine for a party. I’d love an orange one this time!

  12. Cee Cee says

    I agree. Do NOT PAINT THE CABINETS! Please don;t paint the cabinets! Please?

    They are a nice warm wood color. White kitchens are all around. Gray kitchens are GRAY. Like a GRAY DOY.

    Have a nice sunny kitchen instead! Bring warmth to your kitchen with yellow and then perhaps dance across the color wheel and add some aqua. Or stick with warm and use copper accents.

    Please don’t paint the good warm wood cabs!

  13. carol mckee says

    I have a cedar hope chest, that my grandfather gave to my grandmother on the day they wed. this was over 80 some years ago, easily. Inside the heavy lid, there is a card that reads,” Cavalier Corporation”. It does have a lock, but since it is not a Lane Chest, not sure what avenue to follow. I am now a Grandmother for the first time so I want to make this safe!!

  14. Sheila Roberts says

    I have a wonderful 1955 home it has the same exact color and texture in the cabinets. They are plywood which they did use a great deal in the 50’s. It sounds rather humble but they are really pretty.
    They are original for the builder whom built the home for himself(Smitty) They are very easy to keep clean when they are a natural stain and the golden hue it great in the Oregon climate.

  15. Kathy Davis says

    I have a VINTAGE KOHLER Bathroom Package (Pink) I am wanting to sell. Can you suggest any retailers, websites or publications I can contact to try to accomplish this?

    Thanks,

    Kathy

  16. kathleen kelly says

    Love the Lucky Lou’s, awesome design. I would love to see those for sale at my favorite store, Belk’s. They sell lots of shoes/vendors.

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