Privacy Policy



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Your email address and other personally identifiable information will be used only to fulfill and send you newsletters if you so request. We will never sell or give your information to third parties unless related to order fulfillment (such as providing your email address to FedEx so that they can inform you if there is a problem with delivery.)



We offer the following free services, which require some voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)
  2. We will provide a free electronic newsletter to users. Rug Trend LLC gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
  3. Message boards/forums
  4. Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration, the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
  5. "Email this to a friend" service.
  6. Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or document to someone else by clicking "email this to a friend." The user must provide their email address and that of the recipient. This information is used only in transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
  7. Polling
  8. We may offer users interactive polls to share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Rug Trend LLC may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted so that they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
  9. Surveys
  10. Rug Trend LLC may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers, and partners. We never share any information about specific individuals with any third party.


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Rug Trend LLC uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). In addition, our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and clicks rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling, and surveys.


Rug Trend uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide to send out electronic newsletters and enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers regularly (depending on the newsletter) and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Rug Trend LLC never shares newsletter mailing lists with third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners.

We use tracking information to determine which areas users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. For example, we track search terms entered in the Search function as one of many measures of our users' interests. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Rug Trend LLC creates aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors, and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively and allows our users to receive advertisements pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Rug Trend LLC uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. Therefore, we will not share information about individual users with any third party except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Rug Trend LLC operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in some interactive regions completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.


Using this site, you consent to collecting and using this information by Rug Trend LLC. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page to be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and what circumstances we disclose it.