A religious student at an Orthodox Jewish school is found bludgeoned to death in his dormitory.

Chaim Weiss

Someone killed Chaim while he slept


Orthodox Jews trace their roots back 5,000 years to the time of Moses and they live according to strict codes that have remained unchanged for centuries. To maintain their traditions, many communities have established yeshivas, which are schools that emphasize the principles of Orthodox Judaism.

Chaim studied at an Orthodox Yeshiva

On November 1, 1986, Don Daly, a veteran Nassau County police detective, was dispatched to a yeshiva in Long Beach, New York, to investigate the murder of one of its students. The victim was 16 year-old Chaim Weiss. A single blow to his skull with a sharp object had severed his spinal column.

Investigators found no murder weapon. There was no evidence of a robbery and no signs of a struggle. Detective Daly realized that this would be unlike any other homicide investigation in his 25-year career:

“Initially, we were dealing with a Saturday, which is the Sabbath. When we arrived at the scene sometime around 8:00 in the morning, it was difficult to talk to anybody at that particular time because the people we’re dealing with, being Orthodox Jews, they’re not able to write. We couldn’t take statements from anybody. We got the impression a lot of the students at that time were afraid to talk to us or were little shy.”

He was last seen reading outside his room

As he investigated the scene, Daly thought the killer might have been familiar with the yeshiva and the customs of Orthodox Judaism. It appeared that Chaim had been killed while he was sleeping. His body was then moved, first from the bed to the floor, and later, to another spot two feet away. According to Det. Daly, Chaim’s window was left wide open on the chilly October night:

“It would be customary in the religion to open a window or a door to let the spirit out. It would also be customary for the body to be taken off the bed because the body should be at the lowest point and the coolest point. The coolest point being the floor, compared to the bed.”

Another ritual would point to a third puzzling clue. One of the rabbis asked to leave a memorial candle in the room, to burn for seven days. The crime scene was then sealed. However, two days later, another candle mysteriously appeared. Det. Daly said that no one in the school ever admitted to having placed it in the room:

“If they lit that candle as a gesture of sympathy or love for Chaim, why wouldn’t they come forward and say that? That’s certainly a good thing to do. Nobody came forward with that.”

The open window had a ritual meaning

Detective Daly set about piecing together the final hours of Chaim Weiss’ life. He learned that Chaim was an outgoing, likable teenager who was at the top of his class. He had been attending the yeshiva in Long Beach for 2 1/2 years. On the day he was killed, Chaim left class with his friends to attend services. Afterwards, he returned to the dormitory. Hours later, Det. Daly said, two classmates saw Chaim reading in the hallway:

“Many of the students do that. Because of their religion, they don’t put lights on and off at that time, on the Sabbath. It was dark, so the lights are left on in the main hallway. The students sit out in the hallway and read.”

Police think the killer probably knew the layout of the dormitory and was probably aware that Chaim was one of only two students without a roommate.  Det. Daly:

“We did have one student who felt that he heard his door open up sometime during the night and then close again, but he assumed it was his roommate. There are a lot of questions that we haven’t been able to answer. We really never got any leads in this case. Nothing from the outside, which is unusual.”

A few days after the murder, Detective Daly called a meeting with the students, teachers, and rabbis. But almost every question he asked was answered by silence.

“We learned at one point that, in their particular orthodox religion, unless you have proof or another witness, mere suspicion alone is not enough to go and say anything or to accuse somebody.”

Police eventually polygraphed 40 students and several of the school’s teachers and rabbis. No suspects or motives were revealed. Who killed Chaim, and why, remains a mystery.

Anton Weiss is Chiam’s father:

“The not knowing makes it much more difficult for me to cope. Certain things I accept. My son’s dead. But the murderer is still loose. All these unanswered questions make me feel very, very uneasy.”

Why would anyone brutally murder a 16-year-old boy who had no known enemies?  Police have uncovered only one significant clue — a jogger stated that he saw a young man a few blocks from the school on the morning Chaim’s body was found.  All attempts to identify the student have been unsuccessful.

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    DECEMBER 23, 2017 AT 5:18 PM
    Complete ludicrousness, child sacrifice is absolutely, 100% explicitly forbidden by Jewish law. In response:- In the Catholic faith, child sexual abuse and homosexuality is 100% forbidden as well, how many thousands of kids have been preyed upon while that law was in effect. Therefore, explicitly forbidden is moot, we are dealing with human nature which cannot be quantified and in some instances, controlled.


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    a perfect blow to the head and instant death is no accident. someone who was close / involved with Chaim knew he would be alone and knew they could easily access his room. and this person must be familiar with the religion as the followed certain ritual meanings after his death. i am sure someone knows something but they could be too scared to tell which is understandable. just wish at least one person could give any other clues or information to help give his family peace.


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    In November of 2017, Chaim’s father Anton was interviewed by a news station and recalled several bizarre incidents prior to his son’s murder. In July of 1986, Chaim had called him from summer camp. He was crying and saying that he wanted to come home. According to Anton, this was very out of character for him. In August, Chaim went to visit his grandparents in Europe. During this time, the yeshiva’s principal, Rabbi Avrom Cooper, called Anton several times, asking when Chaim would be back home. He felt that this was suspicious. On another occasion, Cooper had Anton bring Chaim to his home to talk with him alone. After meeting for about ten minutes, Chaim returned to his father. However, he was reluctant to talk about the meeting.
    Anton suspects that Rabbi Cooper may have information about Chaim’s murder. Some have speculated that he may have been involved. However, no one has been charged in the case.


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    You took his life and i know you have read all of the comments here. How do u live with this kids blood and soul on your conscious? Your life is nearing the final stretch. Confess. You will not rest in heaven until every last bit of debt is repaid until u serve your time for this horrendous crime. Chaim will have his vengeance! If i were u i would take my own life. You dont deserve to live. Your a coward. And will burn in the hellfire for your sin.


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    MLB Alumnus

    I attended that school three years later. While there, I heard from older students about there having been what would be viewed in the orthodox world as a problem of homosexual liasons between certain students. I heard further rumors that the victim had somehow been involved in it. Years later, when I was in Yeshivah in Israel, there was a divorced fellow attending the same yeshiva, who had left Mesivta of Long Beach before I attended. One night he invited me to his parent’s vacation apartment near downtown Jerusalem, with the offer of a normal American bed for the night. He shared that he had been good friends with the victim (which is odd given the age difference.) He told me he had been divorced because his wife accused him of sexual deviance. He had adamantly denied such accusations and even refused to divorce her for a long period. He had the support of top rabbis, as his father was a known successful and influential businessman in the orthodox world. Later that night, at his apartment, he sexually assaulted me. I told him that if he did not speak to his mentor at the yeshiva within three days about his behavior, then I would. He acted like he had no idea what I was talking about, so i realized i would get nowhere with his word against mine. A few years later, when we were newlyweds, my wife and I met this person when we were leaving a store in upstate New York. This person asked me why I did not invite him to my wedding. I told him that he knows why, but if he insists, I will tell him in front of my wife. He acted completely clueless and dumbfounded and we quickly walked away from him. Fast forward about 19 years, and I saw him at a wedding in the same town in upstate New York. He was not sure if it was me and was eying me from afar. I nearly vomited right then and there and got the hell out of there. In my mind, a character like this guy could easily have killed Chaim in a crime of passion, yet pathologically compartmentalize it to the point that he referred to him as his friend. He did the same with me.


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    Its Solved

    I don’t believe this case will ever be solved. For us, the viewers. With the location, nature of the crime, and unknown motive, its been taken care of, “in house”. I think they always knew who did it. That student has already confessed and been forgiven.


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      That doesn’t make sense because it’s against Jewish law to kill someone. There’s no such thing as confessing to a Jewish rabbi and the rabbi to pardon.


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    This is very sad, a child lost his life, it is heartbreaking. Just by reading what is presented and keeping in mind the police do hold information back from the public that only the killer would know. At first, thinking it was another student; however do believe it to be a person of authority. The murder is unsure of himself. The murder observing religious law after the heinous act, tells it’s an adult. Perhaps he(Chaim) saw or heard something or another student disclosed something to him about a teacher or rabbi? They say police have DNA evidence, they can go back and test every student and employees working there during that time. The killer knew the law and knew no one would talk because of Sabbath, which gives him time. The second candle being placed….if it were a student(s) the reason for not saying so is because they know or have an idea of who it could be. If it were the murderer returning to place a candle, following law. The kid who said he heard his door open and then close knows something. Police aught to talk to him.


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      There were two students who did not share their room with anyone else. If someone opened the door of a shared room that tells me that he was unsure of which room to go to. Maybe he meant to murder the other student who slept alone. Maybe it was a mistake.


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      Eleanor Williams

      I had a insight on Chaim a few weeks ago after I was looking at his cute picture , as I sat very quiet to feel his spirit in my mind and in my heart , as I let my spirit and mind travel through darkness as I think about Chaim and his friendly smile , with my thoughts on his death as I call his name from the spirit World up obove , with my mind I am calling Chaim , as I ✋ wait to hear with my mind , I am still sitting quiet with my eyes close , as I now am traveling over water in my mind, I start to ask God can I please reach Chaim Weiss soul , as I speak with my mind because I do know that all Power comes through the Father as I keep the star of David in my heart, mind, and spirit as I call out for help from Annelies Marie Frank soul to help me find Chaim Weiss in your World ,and it is not easy as the. spirit World take your energy and I must even drink water and eat oats , because you are dealing with the Super Natural Powers from God !!! I am now walking through a cemetery in my insight but I am not walking alone as I look at the grave stones in my mind, I am thinking who voice is this ghost walking beside me and talking as I can see that now I am in the Light , I stand very quiet as I feel with my gift , and I know this is Annelies my sweet little angel , but I never speak with my mouth to the spirits , but with my mind , as I can hear them with my ears and mind, but I am still scare and I do not know why, and I never rush questions on them as I be wanting to do , like ask Chaim spirit what happen when I do see him , if he would be up to talking to me at all , as I am thinking why am I even in this cemetery looking for his grave with a female ghost which is Anne spirit that brought me here and as I feel with my insight the energy of evil that a older Jewish man also walk the path also through the cemetery to look for Chaim Weiss grave site , as I am now in his dorm room in my insight I can see a older Jewish Rabbi put the window up a little, as I feel his thoughts in my mind on Chaim Weiss he is finally gone and I see the smoke go out the window from his cigar , and Chaim wanted me to know that it was never about the Jewish religion but for the killer to make sure he do his Evil best to Clean Up his sinful Mess after Killing him , and now Heaven has Chaim , and death is Not the end !! as ChaimWeiss soul Lives for Ever .RIP little


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    Religion or not,, it is ridiculous that these students and rabbis didn’t come forward with their suspicions. A kid was murdered!! This many people living in close quarters, there is no doubt that, at the very least, the students have suspicions and or have noticed unusual behavior by their fellow students/ teachers. There is no doubt in my mind that somebody from that school is responsible. Now it’s time for ANYONE to be an adult and just overall caring person and come forward with your suspicions. Please give this family some closure! That is what God would wantyou to do!


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      Jewish Man

      Maybe they just didn’t have any suspicions. The detective was simply suggesting that might be why nobody would speak to him, he didn’t know for sure. It’s entirely possible, and likely probable, nobody had a clue. Perhaps though some people do have suspicions and I can tell you from experience even in this kind of culture, people do come forward and speak to the police or even send anonymous letters. The fact none of that happened (that we are aware of, they may have kept it from the public) suggests nobody knew anything.


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    The new theory is that a fellow student did it but the staff covered it up due to the students father being influential. Unfortunately the police don’t have the evidence to arrest the student


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    The new theory out is that a student killed him and it was covered up by the staff as the student had a father who was influential


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    Idk I still feel like one of the Jewish men did it…was this boy being molested just curious butto be that knowledgeable of the religion and it’s ritiuals someone in that school did it no doubt


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    I attended the school. I don’t believe it was pre-meditated murder by a student or rabbi. The fact that someone cared about honoring a corpse, as per the religion, does not mean that person committed a crime, or that a religious person committed the crime. The school had over 200 religious guys that year in attendance, and every single one of us would have wanted to honor a corpse properly. It is considered a grave sin to not do so, thereby disgracing the departed. Honoring the deceased is NOT a crime. There is no evidence of anything sexual having occurred, and no one ever claimed there was. I believe an accident occurred, either during some horsing around (as high school boys do) or an actual fight between two boys, that resulted in blunt force trauma to the skull. That resulted in his death. The person involved was probably too scared to talk to the police. They certainly should have, and still should come forward. This is my belief, as a student of the school with knowledge of both the school and the religion. it is not based on any actual knowledge of the particular case.


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    This was a crime of a sexual nature and it was committed by a fellow student. I have worked with this population and it was a crime dealing with sexual experimenting and when Chaim rebuffed the advance, all hell broke lose. He was attacked while he was sleeping as well. Now you know


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    a big shot rabbii did it any one could figured that out.
    curse this man by g-d


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      I schooled in the same school as Chaim Weiss. I also slept in the same dormitory as Chaim Weiss. We shared the same rabbis. I don’t know why you’d think it was a rabbi, but I can tell you from my experience with the rabbis that it definitely wasn’t any of them. Your comment is ridiculous.


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    one thought no one thought is that it could have a sacrificial killing because in the jewish religion child sacrifice goes way back a lot of people dont think thats true but it is its even found in the torah espesically areas spoken with moses its found in exudus and else wear in the torah what jews dont understand is there food law was giving to ritulisticaly clean them selves to be ready on random when moses was told to sacrifice notice torah says food laws where for the children of isreal not for the adults this was to clean them of impuritys preparing for sacrifice on any giving time came for that calling bad rabbis fooled there on people for behalf of there religion there religion is an occult most often know and feared all around the world for its sacrificial torture and killing of people and animal it is also attached to heavy bad music also as well as the entertainment world many people around world feared there children around them because they where know for kidnapping and sacrficing children there reputition is bad a lot do they try to looked presentable to society they seem to be more playful then respectful in peoples opion of them they also cant trust theselves lokk what happen here how sad victim trusted hes own but look what they to him proply a rabbi did this i would say thinking the pure youngster was pretty for sacrifice been a smart and well educated youngerster with proud good looks not all have this i belive this is why he was chosen out of the other children i make bet just find the one how arranged that youngster to be put in a room by himself was probabaly done deliberated and premiditated for sure i hope they catch this bad rabbi i say diffenit inside job curse this man how did this by g-d .


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      Wow…that’s all one sentence…how do you say it without taking a breath?


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      WOW… This is so misguided, ludicrous and antisemitic. I have no words for your ridiculous claims, the only one I will address is, the children of Israel. The children of Israel does not mean children and not adults, Israel is Jacobs other name, therefore, the children of Israel just means the children of Jacob ie. the decedents. Before posting such inflammatory comments maybe do some very basic research.


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      Complete ludicrousness, child sacrifice is absolutely, 100% explicitly forbidden by Jewish law.


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    It was a pick ax and the reason, was jelicy, he still works there. I get


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    If you google chaim weiss sitcomsonline there is a 39 page chat room discussing the case. There is a good chance the murderer came from the outside because there was a broken lock on one of the side doors that lead directly to chaims room. Every student had a roomate except chaim. If a student did it there is a good chance their roomate would have noticed the missing for a while.

    This is the most interesting case ever on unsolved mysteries. If I could only see 1 case solved this would be it.


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    I always thought that the murderer was otro alumno enamorado de chaim,
    and as it is sin in their religion was a crime of passion.
    maybe chaim
    It was his impossible love.


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    The case was reopened and a $25,000 reward posted in 2013:



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    Karen Momot.

    I have been studying criminal law for years…also profiling….I lived on L.I…born and raised.and this case has been on my mind for years…from what I have learned so far is that it was a inside killing , someone between the ages of 14-18 …because the murder was done at an time when all was quiet and new their way around , it was thought out carefully , but within a few days of the murder…something was building inside of someone who had to put an end to his problem with Chaim….maybe jealousy , maybe a friend ship on the outs , maybe it was a case of secret bulling…….It is very rare for a murderer to go back to a murder scene once , let alone twice….that was to make sure his victim was dead….knowing that a window had to be opened…which means even though the killer and eliminated his problem…he followed the rules of death in his religion…that points to a person of the same faith….this person who did this did not care after his job was done..he got away with it which means he can just eliminate when things get in his way…truly a person with no conscious…he’s a cool sociopath…and now he’s grown up…but they never change….I hear there re-opening the case as a cold case…good luck , go back and re-interview every student from that day…stories change over the years….he’s married now and out there in the community , living his life….some body knows some thing but only he knows the whole truth and what happened…time to put this pic. together…wish I could work this case….it would be my honor…..


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    One of my favourite unsolved crimes. Poor Chaim, I hope justice is served soon!


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      Karen Momot.

      This is a case that has me stumpted….inside job…I believe so….glad to see a 2014 reply….as long as people find interest , this case may one day be solved…….


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  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • 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 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.