The Mysterious Disappearance of Adam Emery - Unsolved Mysteries

A Beverly Hills tennis coach disappears after befriending an eccentric homeless man.

Adam Hecht

Missing:

Gender: Male
DOB: 1965
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Black
Defining Characteristics: Has burn scars on his right hand
Remarks: Last seen 6/7/89

CASE DETAILS

Beverly Hills, California, is one of the nation’s wealthiest communities, filled with glamorous people living a life of luxury. But there’s another side to Beverly Hills, a growing population of homeless people that live on its affluent streets. In the winter of 1989, one of those homeless found a surprising friend in 24-year-old Adam Hecht.

Adam befriended a homeless man

Adam, the son of a successful Hollywood producer, was born into Beverly Hills luxury in 1965. He spent his childhood surrounded by movie stars, mansions, and privilege. After graduating from Beverly Hills High, Adam made his living as a tennis instructor. All who knew him recalled a bright, independent, and friendly young man. But on the morning of January 10, 1989, Adam’s brother noticed he seemed different. Outside a restaurant where they went to eat breakfast, they met a street person who was apparently blind in one eye. A few minutes later, Adam left their table and went back outside. Harold Hecht is Adam’s brother:

“Adam said, ‘Excuse me.’  Then he went outside and started talking to this person. And I could see him through the blinds, and I couldn’t understand it. I was quite surprised. I didn’t understand his reason for being out there.”

Police evicted Tony, but Adam was gone

When Adam returned to the table, Harold asked him what they were talking about. Adam said it was nothing, so they continued having their breakfast. After the meal, they left the restaurant and headed towards Harold’s car. But according to Harold, Adam’s encounter with the street person continued:

“Just before I got in my car, I looked back. He was talking to this person. I was very surprised.” 

The young man from the street said his name was Tony. Within a few weeks, Adam had invited Tony to move into his apartment. Why? His brother says that Adam was disillusioned with his pampered life. But what started out as a gesture of kindness may have had unexpected consequences. Today, Adam Hecht is missing.

Adam’s wallet was in his car

Soon after Tony moved in, Adam brought his new roommate to his mother, Martine’s, house for dinner. She said she was surprised that her son would give shelter to a street person:

“I thought, ‘My goodness, that’s strange.’ But knowing Adam, the way he is, I really understood it.  I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s so nice that he wants to help him.’  When I saw Tony and how he talked, and, my God, the smell, it was unbelievable. And, wow, it was scary.  It was really scary.”

During the meal, Tony began to wave his hands over his food as if he were blessing it.  Still, Martine thought her son and Tony had a good relationship:

“Adam was very, very much wanting to talk about Tony. Adam seemed to understand Tony, and I was led to believe that Tony was really being very kind to Adam as far as helping him grow up as a person and mature. That’s what he said to me, ‘He’s helping me mature as a person.’”

Rebecca Hecht is Adam’s sister:

“At the beginning, Adam was an elite, preppy businessman. He drove a great car and taught tennis. And then he met Tony, and it just all changed. And he became a mystical person, and I just didn’t know him anymore.”

Adam was not in his apartment

With Tony by his side, Adam began to visit a homeless area of Los Angeles and often stayed out on the streets at night. Harold said he wasn’t surprised:

“I know that when Adam sets his mind to something, he really goes whole-heartedly into any type of project. His involvement with street people increased when he met Tony and he started to understand their problems.”

Tony and Adam also shared in strange mystical rites invented by Tony.  In one of these rituals, Adam burned his hand severely. According to Adam’s mother, Martine:

“All I know is I saw it, and I said, ‘My God, Adam. What happened to you?’  He said, ‘Oh, I was doing a test of endurance.’”

And then, on June 10, 1989, Harold realized he hadn’t heard from his brother for several days. Concerned, he went to Adam’s apartment. He said that when he arrived, Tony answered the door:

“My brother was not there. His car was not there. And I tried to get in. I said, ‘Where’s Adam? Where’s he gone?’  And in his strange way he didn’t answer the question or seem to really know.”

Adam’s mother said she also went to his apartment and encountered Tony a few days later:

“As I’m walking back down the corridor, he’s following me and he says, ‘Give us a kiss.’  He starts to put his arms around me and it was the most scary thing.”

The family contacted the Beverly Hills Police to file a missing person report and arranged to have Tony evicted. On July 9th, Tony was evicted from the apartment.  He made no effort to avoid the police. Local detectives interviewed him and came to the conclusion that he had nothing to do with Adam’s disappearance.

One month later, Adam’s car was found abandoned on a Beverly Hills side street. There were several parking tickets on the windshield. Inside, the keys were still in the ignition.  Police also found Adam’s wallet, credit cards, and hundreds of dollars in cash and checks. There were no other clues. Lieutenant Robert Curtis of the Beverly Hills Police Department:

“We wish we knew specifically what happened to Adam Hecht. Apparently, he in the past occasionally had gone away for a few days at a time but always had returned.  And whether he did this time and just decided not to return, we don’t know.”

Adam’s brother Harold doesn’t believe he would do that:

“He had a very solid business. He was very active with a number of different people on a number of different levels. For him just to disappear does not fit his character.”

But according to Lt. Curtis:

“We have no real evidence of any foul play or any criminal involvement.  So we’re not handling it as a crime, but strictly as a missing person’s case.”

Does Tony know more about Adam’s disappearance than he is telling?  Or did Adam reject his former life of luxury and choose to lose himself among the homeless?  Martine said she just wants her son back:

“What can I say? I just love him, and I just want him to come home. I miss him with all my heart. It’s not a complete family without him. And I would try and understand whatever he was thinking, and I would not be mad at him in any way. I just want him to just come home because he’s truly loved by all of us and many other people too.”


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

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43 Comments

  1. Wanda

    This is so sad. It has been over 20 years since this happened and after looking at the Unsolved Mysteries episode, it is hard for me to imagine what could have happened to Adam. I cannot imagine what his parents must have gone through or is still going through. I pray that their son will be found. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. We may never understand this but it is a part of life.

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  2. Gaurdian

    It will never be solved. Tony accidentally killed Adam during a bizarre ritual. Tony was a known gay prostitute and may have been murdered himself, he hasn’t been seen since 1997.

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  3. Bi

    I’m sorry but it’s just silly to call these people racist. They suspected Tony because he took over Adam’s life. Whether or not he is responsible we will probably never know, but it is entirely reasonable to suspect him. He was living in his apartment. Whatever colour he is, his behaviour is suspicious. Just because these people are white and wealthy, it doesn’t automatically mean that they are motivated by racism. They may be racist, we don’t know that — but they have a perfectly good reason entirely not about race to suspect Tony and want him further investigated.

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  4. Nicholas

    He was probably killed during a bondage session with Tony. Tony tied a rope around Adam’s neck just a bit too tight and strangled him to death. Tony was well known around the skid row area as a gay prostitute. Tony disappeared around 1996.

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  5. Girlywifey

    I looked at the link for the University of Mexico faculty member listed here and I do see a resemblance to the missing person. Has anyone tried calling or emailing him?

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  6. Sandra

    This is so strange. Like, if he were homeless why didn’t he just take the money or maybe he knew that it would’ve been too obvious for police? Or he he didn’t have anything to do with it? It’s really hard to tell what really happened to him because you never really know a person’s true intentions. It’s confusing. Maybe, Adam had planned to kick him out and Tony wasn’t having it so he made him disappear… I do hope they find him. This is really sad. If Tony has something to do with it, he should at least tell the family where Adam is located.

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  7. Jamie

    Tony,
    Please step forward and tell us what you know. This has went on to long.

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  8. Lou

    You race baiters are clueless. How do you know if the Hecht family was racist? The father was a successful producer who likely worked with all races. There is nothing wrong with the family suspecting Tony. Common sense would lead one to believe that the turning point in Adams life was when he met Tony. If everything that was covered in the story is true, especially the part about Tony saying stay in the streets long enough for your answer, then there’s no doubt something is there. Anyone that thinks otherwise are the same people that think OJ is innocent. Ignorant racist.

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  9. thinkingoutloud

    Such a strange case. I think Adam’s abandoned car was a fake set-up, to make it seem like he walked away from everything. It is suspicious why Tony sparked up this friendship with Tony, but maybe he did have some sort of spiritual seasoning for it. I agree too maybe Tony accidentally killed Adam and disposed of the body. It’s sad the family looked down upon Tony like they did, just because he is homeless doesn’t mean he’s any less of a person.Sad there are no clues. And i also find it odd his wealthy family didn’t do more to investigate it. They just had Tony evicted. Seems like there was no other follow ups after Tony left, no other details of research for clues/evidence, very strange. Like did they ask the apartment landlord anything? Or any of his friends? Coworkers. Seems like for a very successful person this family would have done more than the minimal to locate him. Hey, maybe the family was involved….

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  10. Bill Blaski

    Any updates regarding Tony or Adam?

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  11. BookWorm

    Just saw this episode on Unsolved Mysteries. The racist family of Adam Hecht was sickening to watch. I do not believe Tony approached the mother calming to “Give me a kiss”. Without any proof except the fact he was homeless and black the family basically looked down their long filthy noses. The ignorant brother was so dramatic (clearly he was acting the part of a sorrowful brother). What homeless person you know would kill someone- yet not take the $600.00 dollars inside Adam’s wallet. If the police had no reason to suspect Tony-then who appointed the racist Hecht family judge & jury? If I were Adam I would be disgusted with my family and leave as well.

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    • Tyler S

      It’s a tv reenactment and you’re saying it was racist? C’mon..

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    • Shay

      You are really pathetic clearing ignorant. Go back to the rock you crawled under book WORM

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    • Donavan S.Delvecchio

      Very well said BookWorm! I’m glad someone spoke up it’s about time.

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    • Aaron Asher

      Bookworm:
      Couldn’t agree more! Anyone who disagrees either hasn’t seen the episode or is simply an idiot.
      Of course they are racist scum, it was late 80’s-early 90’s in Beverly Hills. 99% white people lived there. To them, black people were the parasites of life.
      Of course they blame Tony! He’s the perfect person to blame. Poor, black, homeless.
      Plus, it’s a fact that loved ones of a missing person or a murder victim have to have someone to blame. Even if the real culprit hasn’t been caught. It just makes it easier to cope.
      And the brother, omg, I’m shocked that others didn’t recognize how fake he was being. How awful his melodramatic acting was. All I wanted to do was punch him in the throat.

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    • Caspar

      “…their long, filthy noses…”? You mean their Jewish noses, right? And you say THEY are racist?

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  12. RR

    Adam is probably dead and the cause of death can be attributed to acute liberalitis. The leftist establishment has brainwashed the minds of many White people and caused them to champion the principles of self-hatred, diversity, and the multicult. Afflicted individuals sometimes travel to Africa and are later found to have been murdered by the natives they were trying to help. The college professors and the Hollywood movie producers along with all the rest that preach White guilt propaganda played the biggest role in this man’s disappearance/death, and they all need to be locked up for all of the death, destruction, and misery they have caused. Diversity is not our strength and that is no unsolved mystery.

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  13. Beccaboo

    Can anyone tell me which episode the Adam Hecht segment is? On season 8 with Dennis Farina.

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  14. dj

    too many holes in this entire story….. parents had money. so did they hire a private investigator? tony who was the last to see adam should have been kept in the apartment at all costs to monitor him…….this story makes no sense

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  15. Anonymous

    I could have ended up like this myself, I was depressed and suicidal and in an institution yet on the outside had an apartment and job while in there I took pity on a fellow whack job and would have let him move in with me if I could have. Luckily it didn’t end that way the point is to keep your sanity and wits about you, don’t allow pity and insecurity to ruin your life.

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  16. Chanita

    That baffles Me How Did Adam Go Missing I Think Tony Knows A Whole Lot More Then He Saying!

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  17. Owen O'Kane

    in the nineteen nineties i was sleeping rough in slough berkshire uk and i met a man with American accent he told he came from Calf he first name was Adam but he spelt his surname Hight not Hecht his was aprox 5 foot ten heavy stuble on the face a scar on left hand side his face poss a scar on his hand i last seen him in a area of slough called chalvey
    i left for ireland in Oct 1995 this is true Statement

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  18. Something is wrong

    Their family had money and put in barley any effort.. they seemed resentful of their less materialistic and open minded son,

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  19. Craig

    Tony killed him

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  20. callie

    my theory is that he joined a cult and fell away from society, moved off grid.

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  21. bhcp

    He’s been dead for a very long time.

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  22. Anonymous

    Seems like Tony has a few screws missing.. Some reason Adam befriended this Tony dude. Who knows what their relationship consisted of. However the burn on Adam’ s hand rises a red flag. Some sort of weird ritual and test for endurance. Sounds like Tony is a crack pot and he took advantage of Adam’s generiosty. Something happens to Adam and Tony knows. My theory is Tony killed him maybe accidentally. Sense no one knows anymore about this Tony guy. Then its easier for things to slip through the cracks. Adam didn’t walk away from is life. If he did then someone would seen him or there would be sightings. The fact that his car is left abandoned is suspicious. The cops should have checked the apartment thoroughly. I am sure if they looked hard enough back then something would have come up.That tony guy knows more then he let on.

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    • Joi Graham

      Idk Tony doesn’t seem to be intelligent enough to be able to cover up the crime I would think if he did it would have happened at the apartment and there would have been some kind of evidence of foul play idk just sayin

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    • BookWorm

      You do not know what kind search was conducted in Adam’s apartment. Just saw this episode on Unsolved Mysteries. The racist family of Adam Hecht was sickening to watch. I do not believe Tony approached the mother calming to “Give me a kiss”. Without any proof except the fact he was homeless and black the family basically looked down their long filthy noses. The ignorant brother was so dramatic (clearly he was acting the part of a sorrowful brother). What homeless person you know would kill someone- yet not take the $600.00 dollars inside Adam’s wallet. If the police had no reason to suspect Tony-then who appointed the racist Hecht family judge & jury. If I were Adam I would be disgusted with my family and leave as well.

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      • Ryan

        I could not agree more. The way Adam’s brother frowned down upon him for speaking with Tony, a homeless person, as if he was not deserving of some sort of dignity and decency is gross. Also, I believe his mother greatly exaggerated Tony’s actions. This may be anecdotal, but lots of black people I know will give me a hug when they see me; it’s a cultural difference between white and black communities. That being said, it seems like Tony wanted to give Adam’s mom an innocent hug, possibly even a peck on the cheek, and she over-exaggerated because she was revolted by the thought of a homeless black man, much less one sharing an apartment with her son, showing affection toward her.

        Did Adam have some sort of mental illness? It’s hard to say. Is it possible he wanted to get away from his nut bag family? I can’t speak for Adam, but I know I would want to get away if I had a family like his. One thing is for certain: none of his family members’ accounts of events can be trusted. They have such negative biases about the poor, the homeless, and black people, I do not believe their version of events is credible. Even the way the eviction process was portrayed, with the family and police scoffing at Tony for being poor, was sickening to watch. This episode epitomizes how the elite treat everyday, common peasants.

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      • Not always a race issue

        Not everything is about race Bookworm. Many people born with a silver spoon in their mouth act exactly like the brother did when people of a lesser financial status comes around them. Even worse when it involves a homeless person. Get over yourself and stop perpetuating the race war.

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  23. Reality

    He’s been missing for almost 30 years? Don’t you think he’d be dead?

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  24. Nydata

    What is Tony’s full name. His real name?????

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  25. Art

    Why all the pictures here are from people dont showing their face?

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  26. Anonymous

    Doesn’t this look like Adam Hetch now?

    http://www-chne.unm.edu/faculty/hecht/hecht.htm

    Idk they look so similar

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  27. Kandie

    That’s very strange but I hope you will find him.

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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.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

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:

 

Unsolved

4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505

 

 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.

 

Please include your full name and address.

 

CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LAW

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).

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HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

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.

ACCESSING, CHANGING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION

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 networkadvertising.org. 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: unsolved@unsolved.com.

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.