The Army says an MP committed suicide.  His family says no way.

Chad Langford

Officials found Chad fatally wounded


On March 12, 1992, military policeman Chad Langford was finishing what should have been a routine patrol of his Army Base in Huntsville, Alabama.  Thirty minutes later, Langford radioed his base station, informing them he was stopping to investigate an abandoned car.  Within minutes, the back up officer arrived to find a bizarre scene. Chad’s military ID tag, armband, and his portable police radio had been deliberately arranged in the middle of the street.  There was no sign of Chad.  Then, a quarter of a mile away, the officer found Chad’s body.

The military claimed it was suicide

The officer was shocked by Chad’s condition.  His head was bleeding and he was barely breathing.  His cap had been stuffed in his mouth and the cord from his radar unit had been wrapped around his neck.  His pistol strap was tied around his ankles.  Chad’s handcuffs were clamped on his left wrist.  On his left hand was a cryptic message written in black ink, “March 3,” and what looked like the name, “Robert.”  Strangely, Chad’s .45 caliber pistol was found under his left shoulder.  Ballistic tests would later show that two shots had been fired from Chad’s gun.  However, it could not be determined whether either of them had hit Chad.

“March 3 Robert” was written on his hand

Chad Langford was rushed to Huntsville Hospital where he died two hours later.  He was four months shy of his 21st birthday.  His father, Jim Langford, was shocked to learn that the Army believed Chad had taken his own life:

“When I heard that, I was very upset about the whole thing.  I know that my boy did not kill himself.  There’s no way.  I feel that… someone is covering something up here.”

Chad Langford was raised by his father and grandmother in a small Northern California community.  He joined the Army right after high school and was stationed in South Korea. There he earned several good conduct medals.  At the conclusion of that tour of duty, Chad joined the military police at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.  According to his family, Chad loved army life and planned to re-enlist.  Then in early 1992, Jim Langford noticed a change in his son’s behavior:

“In January he called me and told me that he’d been asked to do some undercover work.  He called me three or four different times and each time he gave me a little bit about this still working undercover.  I had asked him just exactly what was he working on.  He said guns and drugs.  Probably two or three times he told me that if he was found out that he was a dead man.  At that time I told him… you got to get out of this.  And he came back with I can’t get out of it.”

Chad’s police radio was placed in the street

When Jim Langford urged his son to talk to his undercover superior, Chad said he would not be able to for another 14 days.  But 14 days later, Chad was found bleeding with a fatal bullet wound to the head.

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, or C.I.D., reviewed Chad’s death for four months.  Their report stated that Langford had not been involved in any undercover narcotics work.  The C.I.D. finding echoed the Army’s preliminary judgment—Chad had taken his own life.  The report included what the C.I.D. called a “Psychological Autopsy”, a post-mortem evaluation of mental health.  It described Langford as having serious, life-long emotional problems.  Jim Langford was immediately skeptical after hearing the military’s “official” evaluation:

“I’m sorry but I just can’t believe that, any of that. I mean I raised the boy for 20 years. I know him better than that.  And the military has psychologists out to talk to you… or call you over the phone and talk to you for 10 minutes and then they complete life story of everybody.  And they’re so far off base, it’s unbelievable.”

The report claimed that Chad’s suicide was triggered by a breakup with his girlfriend.  However, Chad’s former girlfriend Roxanne disagreed:

“The C.I.D. report said Chad committed suicide… over my breaking up with him.  But that wasn’t true.  I didn’t break up with Chad.  Chad broke up with me.  I had a feeling that someone was telling him to break it off with me and I think Chad did it to protect me or something.”

Roxanne saw Chad for the last time, five days before his death at the base nightclub.  He seemed to have dramatically changed.  Chad was dressed all in black, gang-style clothing.  He sported an earring and was hanging out with several rough looking men Roxanne had not seen before.  Langford’s lifestyle changes tie in with another shocking C.I.D. allegation.  In their report, the Army claimed Chad had been plotting to steal from the Army PX and cited interviews with three soldiers to prove it.  Chad’s father believed there was a legitimate explanation for any contact his son may have had with criminal elements on the base:

“Maybe they were trying to recruit him.  Maybe this was… what he was doing with the informant or the undercover work.”

Chad left phone messages for several friends just hours before his death. The C.I.D. interpreted Chad’s calls as “good-bye” messages to those he cared for the most.  However, Chad’s father never received a call:

“Chad would’ve called me.  I know he would’ve.  He would’ve called me if something was to the point where he was going to commit suicide, I know he would’ve but he didn’t call me and he didn’t call his grandmother, so there were no good-bye calls as far as I’m concerned.”

The psychological autopsy claimed that Chad Langford had a profound lack of self-esteem and was desperate to create a new image, even at the cost of his own life.  According to the report, Chad felt that the glory eluding him in life would finally be his if he appeared to have died in a heroic last stand.   They said he called in a false report of an abandoned car.  That he had staged the scene to look as if he had been accosted, and then murdered.  The official report even claimed that Chad’s accounts of undercover assignments were a total invention.

Chad’s family, however, did not believe he committed suicide, and neither did Huntsville reporter Julie Schultz:

“To start with it was very bizarre, even from the night it happened because the Huntsville Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies never heard a word from the Army about any of it.  And generally when there’s a police officer that’s shot, I mean there’ll be a manhunt, everywhere.  Even before the Army ruled that it was suicide, there was just wild speculation as to what could’ve happened to him.  People were saying espionage, drug deals, all kinds of things, then it perpetuated itself as it went with the C.I.D. reports.”

Chad’s father also believed that the military police missed opportunities to question possible suspects that night.  The MPs stopped two different cars within a mile of where Chad was found.  According to Jim Langford, in both cases the drivers were never questioned:

“It’s actually crazy.  You’re talking about a murder here.  And it appears to me that anybody within a three or four mile radius of that place should’ve been stopped and held for… some time.  They didn’t do that.”

Chad Langford’s final hours remain shrouded in mystery.  Did he invent a tale of undercover intrigue and then stage a heroic death?  Or did Chad Langford truly die a hero, gunned down in the line of duty?

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season five 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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    clearly he was set up and killed. the same night he was going to tell his dad about what he was working on was the same night he was killed aka his cover was blown. he thought he was going to be free after that night, but they murdered him to keep quiet. all of his ‘changes’ are just an act of his character while he was undercover. he was clearly playing a role during his mission. all the reports are citing different things and suicide because their cover would get blown if they admit he was murdered. they clearly set up the abandoned car to take this man out


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    He probably was murdered but seeing as it’s almost 28 years later and still no answer, I don’t think we’ll ever truly know.


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    Just saw “Kill The Messenger”. A reporter discovers the CIA allegedly turned a blind eye and allowed guns/drug in USA to be used to fund political revolution in Nicaragua. This happened about the same time as this murder. Wonder if it’s coincidence or if it’s something else.


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    Craig Northacker

    How about any issues with theft of bio/chem items?


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    I was in the same platoon as Chad is basic training. We lived in the same bay and were 40 trainees all lumped together. We all knew each other pretty well and talked in length. Our basic training coincided with Military Police School from Sep 89 to Jan 90. Chad was a good Soldier and was the Platoon Leader for most of our training. I won’t speak I’ll of him as he died in service to our nation but Chad had some serious issues I noticed living with him for 5 months. Chad would become recluse at times, ignoring everyone and going into his shell for days at a time. He also would snap at times and get very violent but that is fairly common when 50 male trainees are lumped together under those conditions. However, Chad did like to tell tall tales at times, talking of things such as conspiracy theories and that he just wanted to go to war and kill people. Not that uncommon once again considering the bravado among 50 young adrenaline fueled trainees. One thing now sticks out. Chad claimed to be an orphan. He said he had no family and grew up in a foster home with no biological family to speak of. Now, I retired from the Army. I chose to serve a full career. I have seen and heard every self proclaimed “Jason Bourne, Audie Murphy, war hero type “ story. I.m not saying Chad’s death was a murder or suicide, I have not seen the evidence but what I can tell you is that if he was working undercover with CID or MPI it would have been stated so by the command. If he were undercover he would not be working law enforcement duty in uniform and pulling shift work. My opinion is that Chad has some serious psychological issues


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    Bill Blaski

    Watched this episode again. How did the gun get underneath him? Are we to believe he shot himself in the head then had enough strength to lay on top of the gun? This gun was not beside him it was underneath him.


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    mrz melendez

    Gang style clothes? Sporting an earring? That makes you gang related? This sounds like a cover up from the military but to say he was dressed like a gang member is being prejudice and ignorant. Get it together UM that’s very offensive.


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    Read the report, everything’s all wrong, even if he did brilliantly stage it, his prints would have been on the gun, also when a gun is fired gunpowder residue remains and is very difficult to remove, if he had indeed shot himself it would be all over his hand and match the gunpowder in the shells and on his gun. The gun was wiped quickly (but not thoroughly) then dropped it under his shoulder, if he shot himself the gun wouldn’t have fallen behind him but in front of him, either to his side or his lap or even by his legs.


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    Area Resident

    I lived in the area when this happened and still do. About five years before this several hardcore bands in the area would use the armory on Memorial Parkway just south of Joe Davis stadium before Airport Road to literally have drug fueled live band parties with mosh pits that I attended several times. There was only one rule, don’t give alcohol or drugs to the soldiers. Why would a military armory allow underage teenagers, I was 16 or 17, to use coke, take acid, smoke weed, and drink until there were passed out kids and puke everywhere? Many times different soldiers would ask us for anything they saw us taking, drinking, or smoking with their superior officers walking around watching to make sure we didn’t. I can personally say they definitely were very lax about underage drug/alcohol use so I can relate to that part of the story, but I’m not a military person and do not know what MP’s can do what in undercover drug investigations. I do recall there were a lot of weird stories stirring around, but there was not a zero-tolerance drug attitude at that armory. I’m not a soldier so I do not know if that national guard armory, which is still there, is part of Redstone but I’m sure it has to be because it is close to a gate into the arsenal. Also, if you watch Forensic Files or such shows you will find that sometimes people do fall on the weapon when they commit suicide while standing using a handgun. They have a name for the way bodies fall called the “death fall” where the person drops and the legs cross. So, if a event can happen enough to merit the name “death fall” then it’s is very possible he could have fell on the gun. It doesn’t matter what part of the body the gun is under.


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    Do not wish to be identified

    Is this the same case that was aired when Robert Stack was the hosting the show? If not, there was another case with a similar story. I called the 800 number that was available back then. I was at that base in 1973 for training. Trust me. I had been to collage before enlisting. Drugs were very much a part of the culture on the base. Drugs were available almost all the time and very easy to get. The troops were always tipped off at least 2 days before they brought the dogs through. Even then, Some got caught. After they were caught they returned to the units to await their fate. Some were sent for counseling. After that, they seemed to be more plugged in to the contraband. In those days the drugs I saw was Marijuana, Acid, and Angel Dust. Rumors at the time seemed to point to some of the MP’s as the suppliers. I personally suspected the person that did the drug counseling.


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    These comments feature a lot of spurious assumptions and baseless speculation.

    Based solely on the evidence provided in the article, there is no way to determine the actual cause of the young man’s death.


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    Mark Brougher

    He has murdered. If you don’t belive me I should say that you or the police check the gun if there’s finger prints that means he comitted suicide or the hat if it has teeth marks that meana that he comitted suicide too. I have spoken


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    Joan Pesta

    On Friday 4-07-2006 my son Spec. Chris was found dead in his barracks at Fort Bragg North Carolina. It took 6 months before they told us his heart stopped. I never believe them, our son was very healthy and spend the weekend before hiking and fishing with his dad. There were other soldiers in Chris’s barracks who died suddenly. In fact the day after Chris was found dead there was another soldier was found dead. This needs to stop, it’s been going on way to long. I have all my son information the army gave us. I can’t find anyone to help me get to the bottom of our son death and so many others. The CID knows about this and is doing nothing to stop it. It’s been 9 years since our son died. Maybe just maybe someone out there could help us. I can’t believe this has been going on for all these years. If anyone can help or if I can help anyone solve these murders please contact me @


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      I am so sorry, Joan. What a painful thing for a mother to endure.Have you made any progress on this? Maybe contact the admins at I know the facebook page at least is adding new stories


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    We all knew it wasnt suicide….we all had our suspicions as soon as we got on base and word began to spread. I was called in and interviewed by CID about things they heard that I was aware of regarding someone who was suspected of being after Chad…another soldier…who lived off base and WAS involved in some shady stuff. This guy was scary. Just one look at him and you knew he was bad news and alot of people knew what kind of stuff he was involved with.
    I told CID everything I was aware of and gave them a name. Seemed like not long thereafter, Chad’s death was ruled a suicide. Its been 23 years….I still remember the disbelief, shock and sadness we all felt.


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    I’ve read quite a few of these apparent “suicide” stories. And i agree that a lot of them are cover-ups, but this one I’m not so sure.
    It really (and unfortunately) seems like he did stage his own death to be mysterious/ heroic. And being in the army myself, i know quite a bit about MP and what they do, and his supposed “undercover work” was most likely not true. First of all, to work undercover in the military, you have to go through extensive special training and be well qualified. It also takes quite awhile to get to that level. And from what i read, he was a “Road MP” or a “Roadie” as we call them in the army. It’s probably the most basic of MP duties, and it’s also the lowest rank. Bottom line is that him working undercover work for the MP is highly unlikely. It’s like asking a mall security guard to go undercover for a narcotics detective.
    My point is that if he lied about that, then maybe it was all part of a well thought out plan to make himself look important or like a hero.
    His phone calls made sense because why would he call his father and grandmother before committing suicide? If he did in fact stage it, then calling his father before killing himself would ruin that. So it makes sense as to why he would call his friends and not his dad. But why would he leave his arm band and radio on the street? Or better yet, why would someone who is going to kill him put that stuff there, or have him do it? I can see someone pointing a gun at him, telling him to ‘drop his stuff’ but still, his arm band?? Doesn’t make sense.
    The gun under the shoulder makes sense because in many suicides the gun is found underneath the body due to its size and weight. And the ‘cap in the mouth’ could have been placed there by him too. It is said that it was “blood soaked” but that very well could have gotten blood all over it after he was shot in the head. He could have had blood come into his mouth due to the gunshot, or it could have gotten onto the parts of the cap that were sticking out of his mouth after he was shot. Being shot in the head does produce a massive amount of blood.
    The wire around his neck and gun strap around his feet could’ve easily been placed there by him. It almost seems like overkill. If he was tied up or whatever, then don’t you think it would’ve been tied extremely tight? And the wire around his neck?? Seems like it was placed there for show. Why go to the trouble to take a wire out of the car, place it around his neck, and not strangle him but shoot him instead? Doesn’t make any sense at all. But the biggest giveaway i think, is the handcuffs. If someone was trying to/going to kill him, why would only his left hand be handcuffed?? Why not both? Because he wouldn’t have been able to shoot himself if both hands were cuffed. No one is going to put one handcuff on one hand. That just sounds so stupid.
    And finally the name Robert written on his hand. Did they ever check to see if that was his own handwriting? And why would someone else write that on his hand? I think it’s obvious he did it himself but what was the clue supposed to be? Maybe it was just a random name he wrote to cause mystery and confusion? And him telling his father that “he was a dead man if they found out he was undercover”. I think he had this entire thing planned for awhile. That’s probably why he broke up with his gf too. It makes sense.
    This whole story is just sad. He was only 20 years old and had his entire life ahead of him. I wish he did go out like a hero, but i doubt it. It really seems like he took his own life.


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      Yeah right. He was murdered. Major cover up. These”suicide” stories are jokes.


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      I dont think Chad Langford shot himself 9


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      Thats all fine and dandy but you completely ignored the fact that THEY WERE NOT HIS FINGERPRINTS on the handcuffs, gun, and etc.


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      Grace Lanayee Woods

      The biggest red flag is the gun under the shoulder. It’s physically impossible to have pulled the trigger once caused immediate death, stop the brain and motor reflexes and have the gun leave the hand and land under the shoulder. Even if gun flew out of hand rate of speed for body weight to ground would be faster than gun rate to land prior to body.. you would have to run projection of angle of bullet to find the precise angle and position of gun and hand and arm then run mathematics against a simulation to end in that position. I’m pretty close to sure it’s almost impossible. I didn’t read the whole case and see if they checked his hand for gun powder and surrounding areas for foot prints or tire tracks or other evidence to cross analyze against his own to determine any other presence. I’m pretty sure if you run a simulation with all evidence it will rule out his ability to shoot himself which would establish murder from suicide. There is a math to all of it and position of arm exactly at landing from position at time of shooting and probably non of it will match him committing suicide.


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  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

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.