An outspoken Marine is found murdered.

David Cox

David Cox


Audiences lined up to see Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in the hit movie, “A Few Good Men”.  But not many were aware that it was based on a true story, one that may have led to the murder of a courageous former Marine.

Skeleton was discovered 5 miles away

David Cox joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school and was stationed at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  One day, while on duty, David became aware of a problem.  Another platoon member, PFC William Alvarado, had written to his senator complaining about Marine misconduct.

David’s former squad leader, Christopher Valdez, explains how Alvarado was targeted for a “Code Red,” or hazing:

“We didn’t actually decide to have a Code Red for Alvarado on our own. Our platoon commander had given us an implied order that if we were good Marines, something should happen. Saturday night we went into Alvarado’s room. We blindfolded him and gagged him and then dragged him off of his bed. Dave (Cox) started shaving his head, and within five minutes, he had stopped struggling.”

Theory: murder

David Cox convinced his platoon to stop the hazing. When they removed the gag and untied Alvarado, he was unconsciousness.

Alvarado was rushed to the hospital. He recovered, but his 10 attackers, including David Cox, were brought up on charges.  Cox was going to be charged with attempted murder. But he said he was just following orders.

Don Marcari was appointed to defend David Cox:

“I told David, that this was a defense – obedience to orders – that had not been successful at Nuremberg, had not been successful for Lt. Calley at My Lai. And plus, we had a colonel denying he ever gave an order.”

David claimed the Code Red started with implied orders from his superior officers.
For Don Marcari, that meant an even more uphill battle loomed:

“We had the additional burden of now saying he was following an implied order. And it was a very difficult case to win, and I told David that. He decided he wanted to fight it because he believed in his heart that he didn’t do anything wrong. “

At his trial, David was convicted of simple assault.  He was sentenced to time already served in the brig.  He then completed his duty and received an honorable discharge.  He returned to civilian life in his hometown near Boston.

Years later, “A Few Good Men” was released.  David felt that the filmmakers had stolen his story.  David Cox’s girlfriend, Elaine Tinsley, recalls at the time:

“He was stunned.  Here was this movie company that was making tons of money off of his story, and if it weren’t for him, the story never would have existed in the first place.”

David and some of the other Marines involved in the Code Red, sued the movie production company.  While they waited for a ruling, David spoke out about his case on radio talk shows.

By January 1994, David was living with Elaine and hoping his temporary job with UPS would become permanent.  The night before he was supposed to get the good news, David’s back was giving him trouble, so he spent the night on the couch.  The next morning, Elaine left at about 8:30, and then called home at about noon.  David didn’t answer, but there was a message for him on the machine: UPS wanted to hire him. Elaine was happy David would be getting his wish:

“I was like, cool, Dave’s gonna get this job and he’s gonna be so excited. Then I called back again at 1:00 to check the messages, and that message was still there, and the UPS guy had called again, too.”

At 5:30 pm, Elaine returned home:

“When I came into the house that night after work, I realized right away that the doors to all the rooms were open, and our rabbit, who we usually just kept in the kitchen, was hopping all over the place.”

David’s truck was still in the driveway, with the keys in the ignition.  His un-cashed paycheck was on the dashboard and his 9-millimeter gun was in the glove box.  But David was gone.  Elaine didn’t know what to make of the situation:

“As the days went on and there was no news from him– we checked his bank account.  There was no activity on his bank account.  You start to believe that, you know, maybe something did happen, but why?”

The answer came with the spring thaw.  The body of David Cox was discovered on the banks of a river in Medfield, Massachusetts, about five miles from his apartment.

Sgt. Kevin Shea of Massachusetts State Police, describes the manner of death:

“He was shot, according to the ME, four times– once at the base of the rear of the neck and three times in the left side torso area.”

It was clear that robbery was not the motive.  David’s cash and his credit cards were still in his wallet.  And police ruled out a random attack.

Sgt. Shea believes David left home with someone he knew:

“It’s our belief that he got in the car willingly, that he knew who was coming to pick him up, and that he went to this area and walked into the woods with this person.  I think that if it was somebody that was just holding a gun on him or something like that, that they would do it within the first 30 or 40 yards into the woods. David was found almost three-quarters-to-a-mile walk into the woods.”

David’s attorney, Donald Marcari, thinks the murder was somehow related to the military:

“I don’t know why David was killed. I personally believe it had something to do with the military. He was taken out of his house without signs of struggle, he was wearing his Marine Corps jacket, which he never wore. He was found between two hunting ranges where gunshots would not be unusual, and he was murdered execution style.”

But what was the motive?

After the release of “A Few Good Men,” David gave an interview on the radio. He was quite vocal about his story and the U.S. activities in Cuba.  David’s mother worried that he had been too outspoken:

“After I heard that interview on the radio, I spoke to him, and I said, ‘I don’t like what you’re doing. I think what you’re doing is dangerous’ I think he felt far too free to just speak his mind.”

David’s brother, Steve, had a different theory suggesting another possible scenario.  He thought that perhaps the murder was connected to David’s job at UPS:

“A couple of months before Dave disappeared, he’d mentioned to me that he had come upon a supervisor and one of the drivers involved in some type of activity, what he believed to be was theft.”

According to Sgt. Kevin Shea, nothing has been ruled out and the investigation is still open:

“It’ll remain open until we solve it. Again, we’ll follow any leads that come through vigorously, and do that until it is solved.”

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season eight with Robert Stack and in season one with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.



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    Michael Fontaine

    I noticed an inconsistency in the story told by the girlfriend and what was shown on Unsolved Mysteries. In the segment didn’t she say nothing was out of order at the apartment? Now you’ve got stuff out of place and a rabbit jumping around by itself.. Disappearance
    On January 5, 1994, Elaine Tinsley woke David as she was preparing to leave for work. David had been sleeping on the couch due to a back problem. David was eagerly awaiting a call from United Parcel Service with whom he had a temporary position he was hoping would become permanent. Tinsley left their home at approximately 8:30am. She called home at noon, but received no answer though when checking the messages she found a call from David’s boss at UPS offering him a full-time position. Calling back at 1pm, she again received no answer. When she returned home around 5:30pm she found David’s 1988 Ford Truck parked in the driveway, though David was nowhere to be found. The home was in good condition, though Tinsley did report all of the interior doors were open, their pet rabbit was hopping around unrestrained and several glasses appeared to have fallen over.

    Tinsley placed several calls to friends and family but no one had seen nor heard from David. When she approached his truck she found his keys in the ignition, an un-cashed paycheck on the dashboard and David’s 9mm handgun in the glove compartment. The following day, on January 6, when no one had seen David and he failed to return home, Tinsley filed a missing person’s report with the Natick Police Department. Despite several searches and the Cox family’s pleas to the media, there were no leads and no tips about David’s possible whereabouts.


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    the caption in the pic is wrong, his body was pretty well preserved


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    Who was alvarado’s Platoon commander in real life?


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    Pete Loftus

    David “Coxie” Cox was a bully at our high school (Needham High School) who tortured and humiliated kids smaller than he was. His aggression ranged from slamming kids into their lockers to stealing food and money, Ironically, he stopped growing and many of the kids he tormented, including myself, grew bigger and stronger, but Cox became a little man. In high school he was obsessed with becoming a US Marine but was ignorant, lacked character and was to be avoided at all costs. It sure sounds like military science changed him and he turned out to be a good man, but karma can be like a big cop that won’t let you go. When he turned up dead from an apparent assassination I was not the least bit surprised.


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    If his keys were in the ignition he was probably caught when he entered his vehicle and then taken back into the house.
    Was the house found unlocked, or were all the doors just open because that was just the way it was?


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    The murderer or murderers must have knew the area to be able to walk 3/4 of a mile through the woods at night to a spot they could kill Dave.
    I doubt anyone from the military would really care that much about him, and if they did, they probably would have killed him when he answered the door.
    Sounds like something organized criminals would do.
    Rest peacefully Marine.


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    There is a podcast that is covering this case in depth and they talk to most of the people that were talked to in this episode. It’s called Cold Traces and this murder is being covered in the second season. A lot more detail about what happened in Gitmo and in his murder.


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    Margo King

    Mr. Cox was having back spasms and elected to stay home. He has a pet rabbit he cares for and took it out of the cage. Uncashed paycheck on the table, all doors to all rooms opened. Truck and truck keys still on property but no David Cox. He puts on a article of clothing he never wears and gets into a car willingly? and is driven to the woods escorted into the woods where he shot 4 time This is a kidnapping and murder by someone he was familiar with and probably the former Marines who were convicted of the Alvarado murder. Pretty sure they are released by now. I doubt UPS had any issues with him.


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    Hi Elain,
    I worked with Dave. back then at fiberclean or new england..please if there is anything i can do I cant believe its been 20 something


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    As I remember it, it wasn’t Cox that was the primary assailant that initiated and or was the one responsible for stopping the assault, to the credit of the ten, they are the ones that called the ambulance. Knowing the marines that were involved, I don’t think there was any intent to kill are seriously hurt Pfc Alvarado, just to try to get him to be a productive member of the plt. The plt. Meeting held by the platoon commander was the results of numerous letters written by PFC Alvarado to his congressman, state senators and I believe even the President of the United States with accusations of illegal fence line shootings, abusive behavior towards him and various other accusations, in short he wanted off of GTMO and out of the Corps. Col. Adams was not relieved solely for Alvarado incident, but due to an investigation of other accusations.


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      Anni Moss

      Thank you for straightening out some of the details. This was a bad situation gone worse. The lives affected in this incident are changed forever. I feel bad for the victim in this case but also for the Marines who were dedicated to the CORP and would have given thier lives for you, me and thier country that are now either deceased or not living the life they would have chosen. Thier choice to follow protocol with the CORP turned out to be a punishment for them and thier families. Again, Thank you.


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    Doug Masters

    He gets hired to the job where he turned in someone for theft and is killed the same day. He never wore his military jacket yet he did so that day. If I had a beef with someone and wanted to make it look as if someone else did it. There ya go. Perfect since he was outspoken against the military at the time.


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    Yes the most quite case I’ve ever heard


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    I absolutely agree with commenter S. I believe it may have been associated with his service. There is little to no information regarding this case. I guess it would be breaching National Security. The jacket is a very loud clue. Those jackets aren’t that warm. He never wore it after service. I kept mine in my closet for a few years. Wasn’t one l reached for. However, if l was being led to my murder. I would grab it. Bc, my killers were associated w the Military. There was a foot of snow on the ground. Found wearing gym shoes. His killers wanted him to be identified that’s why his wallet was still in his possession. They were already in a remote location, why not set him on fire? He resigned to his fate. It had to have been two or more individuals. He was a combat trained Marine. Plus, regardless if your back hurts, its not broke. He would have fought back, for his life. His family however thinks it was the individual he turned in for stealing. If that was the case, hometown media would’ve jumped on the story. He remains unnamed. This is one of the quietest cases I’ve known. So either a family member did it or it was associated with his prior service.


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    I believe that it had to have something to do with the military considering that he was shot execution style. Hollywood wouldn’t go after him for being outspoken about his story. It’s a shame that such a young marine was killed at home. My dad served in the marine corps. Taking all things into consideration him wearing his USMC jacket, being found so far into the woods, and that he had all of his personal belongings still when he was found sounds very fishy to me. Just my opinion. I hope that one day they can find out who killed this poor marine. I hope he will someday be able to rest in peace.


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    Has anyone thought that the murder might even been from someone of the cast or producers of the movie (A few good men)? Remember that David was in the process of suing the movie producers for millions. Think about it. Perhaps they should become suspects as well. Look into it.


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    is dave gunner around??? or the girl who lived on cherry st in malden?? If so get ahold of me… we worked with dave. he was a great kid he took me to my first patriots game lol..


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    I was his roommate he didn’t die it was to teach him a lesson. It simply went to far. Cox was a good friend of mine and a great person.


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    I worked with David at the Vista Hotel in Waltham, Mass. He was a good guy.


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    Killed execution style. Lead into the woods. Obviously followed the killer(s) into the woods because he knew them. I doubt a military man would simply obey walking into the woods with strangers like his UPS colleagues. Perhaps he knew what was coming and put on his military jacket as a symbol to leave his finders and investigators a clue of where to start looking.


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    Eric W Bohannon

    He was X out due to his knowledge about us policy.


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    Cox seemed to be an outspoken type guy. That can be good or bad. In this case, David was pretty vocal on military things such as US activities in Cuba. No doubt he was eliminated or silenced. He knew this person a former Officer or SGT perhaps. With his bad back, it had to be someone he trusted to leave. Probably had to take pain meds for his back or an ice/heat application device. Cox walked into the woods to his death. A sad end to a bright future.


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    john mack

    yeh who knows what happened but with all the .milliatary closed cases. It had to be government. They like events like this to stay closed


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      It was Jew Hollywood

      My opinion is I don’t think it was the military at all. He was going after Hollywood. When money is involved or future case of suing and possibly winning involved it brings out the corrupt thieves in tinsel town. And they will do anything to keep their money. Even murder. Case solved.


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    The David Cox case was a real mystery. No doubt David Cox was targeted as this was a personal crime. The killer would have time in this remote location to take money, valuables, ID but Cox still had his credit cards and wallet. This suggests the perpetrator was making a point and was a skilled offender. Cox voicing his opinions on the military and his UPS concerns could be several suspects. I think this may be a crime that never gets solved. A shame David Cox was so young. Probably a real bright future.


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    consider Scientology

    If he was suing for compensation from the movie A Few Good Men than he was trying to get money from scientology they get a piece from all their movie star members projects and they do not let anyone get the money they have they are more like a criminal organization than a church


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    Where is the truth that I posted?


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    Cox didn’t stop the hazing. Cpl. Lewis did. He broke into the window. Alvarado was dead in the room. Humans can’t ingest bleach and live. The Col and Sgt Maj were relieved and sent to LeJeune. Col. Jones took over. Boswell was portrayed as the idiot in the movie. I was in boot camp with him. We were in the room next to were it happened. When cpl lewis broke the window they ran like cowards. Alvarado was writing letters about the discrimination on the hill, to his Senator in Texas (where the Col was from). Viewing the room after Lewis broke the window, there was an empty bottle of bleach laying on the floor. He was still duct taped. Cox is a liar. And I don’t remember him. I was a cook and knew most people on Gitmo. His story doesn’t match the facts.Cpl Lewis was a cook and a big black guy. Not a puny white guy. Boswell and another went to prison for Alvarado’s death. How is he alive?


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    Why Military

    I doubt it was the military. What could he have known about the Marines that he did not already tell the public about? I bet it was connected to his UPS job. Military black-bag executions and then leaving the body like that; doesn’t add up to me. Anyone who has seen an action movie can learn to kill “execution style”


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    He was killed execution style It sounds like the military had a hand in his murder, he was outspoken they silenced him, they feared he would exposed their corruption and conspiracy that took place in the military. So sad it seem this case will not be solved, no closure for this family. Rest in peace David


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      Some good points Rebecca. David was wearing his military jacket. It might of been a military friend from an old unit or a superior he trusted. It must have been important because he had the back injury. Don’t think this will be solved with the military and the possible UPS involvement. Could be dozens of suspects.


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      Absolutely Rebecca I believe the same exact thing and so do other ppl in and out the military no one go into the wood’s with a stranger..A military gear on no way..vry sad story..


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      pvt.donald l.douglas

      conspiracy that’s place in the military ,alls true because I kill a man a order and I told to kept my mouth shut about it


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Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.



You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.


For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 


Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.



In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).


To obtain this information please write to us at:



4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505


 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.


Please include your full name and address.



CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).




CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.


We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.


Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at:

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.