A California deputy is shot to death during an attempted burglary of his home.

Charlie Anderson

Charlie was shot inside his home

CASE DETAILS

On January 24, 1987, a deputy sheriff named Charlie Anderson was gunned down in his Burbank, California home.  Anderson was a 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  He distinguished himself as a highly skilled driver, teaching hundreds of officers how to handle themselves and their vehicles in dangerous situations.  Sergeant George Grein was a close colleague of Anderson’s:

“Charlie was probably one of the most talented drivers that I have ever met.  It was a natural talent for him.  Charlie was able to get along with everybody.  He was serious on the job.  But he had a good sense of humor when he was around the rest of the staff.”

Who was the mysterious caller they recorded?

Charlie was also a dedicated father, never too busy to spend evenings and weekends with his two sons.  To those who knew him, Charlie did not seem to have an enemy in the world—until he was shot and killed in his own home.  Charlie’s wife, Beth, told Detective Roger Mason of the Burbank Police Department that on the night of the murder, the couple and their two sons arrived home around midnight:

“They arrived home, and because Mrs. Anderson was suffering from a back injury, her husband offered to go inside the house with their oldest boy first.  He asked her to wait in the car and she did so.  Charlie Anderson went in the house with the oldest son and, we believe, took him upstairs.  A few moments later, Mrs. Anderson heard what sounded like backfires from where she was parked in the driveway.  She was still seated in the car.  Because the sound was unusual, she walked to the house and called in to see if there was anything wrong.  She ran downstairs, picked up her younger son, and ran to a next-door neighbor’s house.”

Police at the scene found the Anderson’s older son unharmed.  Their first impression was that Charlie had surprised a burglar and had been shot.  But according to Detective Mason, there were other signs that the burglary had been staged:

“While they had selected certain items and placed them together to be taken from the house, they had overlooked other items that were much more valuable that were in plain sight.  This led to a second theory that this might have been someone that perhaps knew Deputy Anderson that confronted him and shot him.”

Police believed the robbery was staged

Charlie’s sister, Trish, was at the crime scene.  She agreed with Detective Mason’s theory that the robbery was staged:

“But what really surprised me was the look on his face.  He had a wide-eyed look as if he’d been shocked or betrayed.  It’s something that lingers with me today.”

In the end, the evidence collected at the crime scene was ambiguous.  The only identifiable fingerprints were from members of the family.  Police were left with a murder victim and virtually no leads, until a mysterious phone call one day later:

“The man on the line was very, very, nervous.  He was very concerned about his voice being taped, about… the call being traced or in any way the police identifying who he was.”

The call could not be connected to an unrecorded line.  The detective had to ask the witness to hang up and call again.  The man agreed.  But the phone call never came.

Charlie was a skilled police officer

On January 31, 1987, Charlie Anderson was laid to rest with the full honors reserved for officers killed in the line of duty.  Since then, a lack of evidence has dragged the investigation to a standstill.  Detective Mason and the rest of the Burbank Police Department are still searching for the unidentified caller:

“We feel it’s very, very important to locate this caller because he was concerned enough to call us right at the beginning of the investigation.  He has never been identified and we’re very, very interested in speaking to him, to find out what he does know about this case.”

Burbank Police firmly believe that the mystery witness is their last hope to close this case.  A $25,000 reward is being offered and police have guaranteed confidentiality for anyone coming forward with information.


Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season six 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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36 Comments

  1. Shawn

    I wonder if Charlies son accidentally shot him with his own gun thinking it was a toy or something. I think the L.A. should re-interview the Wife and look into the man that she married after Charlie died. I wonder if he would be willing to take a lie detector test including Charlie’s Widow. If they refuse the test then the Police should suspect deception on their part. The wife is definitely involved. Charlie Anderson may GOD help solve your case. I have a very strong feeling his case will finally be solved. The authorities should offer more money for information from the public.

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  2. Charles

    Full disclosure: the wife, Beth, is my cousin. Before Charlie died, she had gone through a lot of heartache due to the loss of a child. When he died, the tragedy was compounded. As to her flat emotional response, after all the crap she had gone through, I’d probably be pretty numb too. Just something to think about before all of the arm-chair detective-Ing starts.

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  3. Derek

    The wife was married not long after (since divorced) but she damn well knows who did this. Her story is full of crap.

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  4. thinkingoutloud

    maybe it was the wife lol maybe she never sat in the car. they all went inside, put the babies in bed knowing they would be too young to understand any of it at the time, and shot and killed her husband which is why he had that look on his face. How do we know she even stayed in the car? the only witnesses were the 2 young kids.

    Or it was someone he trusted, maybe another cop coworker and they were having an affair and the cop murdered him.

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  5. Magdi

    After years of watching forensic files episodes, my senses are telling me that this is a murder-for-hire case, but the crime scene was staged to make it look like a burglary gone wrong. Either the wife manipulated and solicited someone using sex to have him kill the husband or paid cash up front to a hitman to do the work for her. Most likely, this is the work of a professional hitman, because police did not find any traces of foreign hair, skin cells, fingerprints, or any other form of DNA. Police may know that the wife had done it, but there is no a single solid physical evidence that ties her to the crime. Did the wife shoot and kill him? This is possible but unlikely considering poisoning is the feminine most common way to get rid of a male partner. What is the motive? Insurance money pay out.

    Perhaps, the killer gave the wife detailed instructions of what to do when she arrives to the crime scene and what to tell police afterwards. Did he suggest to her to act like having a back pain? Then why back pain in specific? This may give a clue that the killer may had suffered from some sort of back pain. The mysterious voice on the phone might be that’s of the killer or an accomplice. For some reason, this caller was trapped with guilt and remorse. Did the police cross-check any photo taken from the funeral? It is possible that the unidentified caller attended the funeral, or visited the victim’s grave.

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  6. Anonymous

    Let’s see staged robbery, wife stays outside, then runs off to a neighbor leaving one child in the house?
    Shes in the driveway but doesn’t see anybody run out?
    And no one in the police can figure the Wifes lover or hiered help did this?
    Seriously

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  7. Anonymous

    Rest in peace, brother. You walk only with the angels. Also, I love ‘Unsolved Mysteries’. I remember having a sleepover with one of my friends when we were around 12 and we were watching a classic episode about a guy who apparently lived with his elderly mother and had human bones in his yard and a tattoo that said ‘Born to Raise Hell’ and then the host guy, the guy from the Untouchables, comes on at the end to advise that he was still on the loose, and suddenly the power went out in the house and it was really freaking scary.

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  8. Anonymous

    “They arrived home, and because Mrs. Anderson was suffering from a back injury,”
    “She ran downstairs, picked up her younger son, and ran to a next-door neighbor’s house.”
    So she stays in the car because of a back injury but can run down stairs and run to a neighbor’s house. Hmm, perhaps the wife did it, in the bedroom, with a pistol.

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  9. Anonymous

    If anyone is interested, in an article in the LA times it states that he carried his 5 year old son in while his wife waited in the car with the 1 year old daughter it also states that the son was upstairs in bed so how a sleeping 5 year old can kill his dad is beyond me

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  10. Anonymous

    “She ran downstairs, picked up her younger son, and ran to a next-door neighbor’s house.” I wonder how this was possible when her back injury was so severe that her husband offered to go inside the house with their oldest boy first. Hmmmm

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  11. Anonymous

    It might be another theory. The wife had a back injury, and she knew, her husband would offer to go into the house first. She is the one, who knew best him. She had a boyfriend, and wanted to get rid of her husband, She faked the back pain, the boyfriend, who was probably somebody Charlie knew well, a friend, a co-worker, was waiting for him. The woman trust her friend he will not do any harm of the child, so let Charlie take the child with him. If she hand’t done so, Charlie would have been suspicious.
    The case is still unsolved. It might be due to a man familiar with crimes, in other words, a cop. This, of course, only a theory. but not impossible.

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  12. Anonymous

    SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT HERE…
    Mr. Anderson let his wife wait in the car, because of her bed back, but then she’s able to “PICK UP her son,” and then “RUN to the neighbor’s house”?
    An amazing recovery??

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  13. Chester

    You guys have been watching too much TV. Of course it wasn’t his wife.

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  14. Milmstein 577

    I totally think it was the wife who did it. I don’t know how people can live with themselves after killing someone…..ESPECIALLY THEIR OWN SPOUSE!!!!!!

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  15. blue bird

    THATS wrong CHARILE DID NOT DESERVE NONE OF THAT STUFF HEY U KILLERS U LISTEN UP I HOPE U GET WHAT U DESERVE U TOOK CHARILES LIFE AND NOW GOD WILL TAKE YOURS ALSO

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  16. R

    This gives absolutely no information. What led them to believe it was staged? What did the caller even say?

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  17. Bill Blaski

    Any updates on this case?

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  18. anonymous

    The wife knows who did it even if she didn’t do it . What woman would sit out in a car with a little baby in the middle of the night faking a back injury but after her husband was killed she was immediately healed and had the strength to pick up the baby and run.

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  19. Brody

    The people saying the wife did it are crazy. If you see your spouse dead you’d be surprise what fear would allow you to do and/or not do. I would suspect a coworker before the wife in this case. Maybe he knew/seen too much and someone felt he had to go.

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  20. Anonymous

    It may be Domingo maybe

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  21. Anonymous

    Does the wife have any medical records etc. about her back injury? How long before the murder did this injury occur and how severe was it?

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  22. Maria

    My first instinct was that his wife shot him. I can’t believe that the Burbank Police Department would bypass this idea and not interview the wife. It’s all so strange how the wife sat in the car late at night while waiting for husband to come back down from putting their older son to bed. Why didnt he take the youngest to bed first?? I think this was planned because if the older son was left in the car while the wife goes inside the house the oldest son would be able to recount this if his mothe left the car…anyways, wife hears gunshots and physically manages to get out to the car go inside the house and scope out the scene. Then runs back downstairs with physical disability grabs her youngest son and runs to the neighbors house?!?!? That to me is a red flag. The shock and betrayed looked on police officers face is the look anyone would give if their own loved one kills them. The scene looked staged?? The evidence is right under these police officers noses. Wife did it and Burbank Police department knows it.

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  23. Christine

    I just watched this episode last night 4/25/16. I immediately thought of the wife. It was her words against the husband. He is dead. Did she get a life insurance? Did she have a boyfriend right away or during the marriage? Irononically, right after that show was the show of Scott Peterson killing his wife and baby. They never found actually concrete proof, however, he was found guilty and put on death row. Which was right. So they need to investigate the wife more.

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  24. Latoya Hubbard

    The position of the home where this officer was located tells me that, his wife set this murder up. Faked a back injury, coming home late hours from being out. The children aren’t capable of identifying any one. The perp new the layout of the home. He new he would be bringing the child in for bed while the wife waited out in the car. Anderson was surprised that he new his killer, and was shocked in disbelief that this person was capable of murder. Sorry to say his wife is responsible for this. No valueables were taken so we rule out robbery as a motive. The wife should of been made top suspect !

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  25. Daniel

    No doubt the wife did it. None of it makes sense-my wife would never leave our child alone with a killer, nor would I. Too bad she was not prosecuted.

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  26. Louise Bradley

    It was the wife. No doubt about it.

    No mother would leave her child potentially in the house with a gunman who has just murdered her husband.

    Can’t believe she’s been allowed to get away with that.

    Soooooo obvious

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    • elight316@gmail.com

      I agree with you 100 percent,why would she leave the older son in the house with a potential murderer still in the house…and how where there no signs of a intruder any where or a break in…And his shocked look on his face tells the whole story ….he obviously knew his killer!

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    • fgsfds

      Yeah. Agreed. Obviously it was her (or had some part of it). Plus she had a back injury and managed to go to the house, go to her husband and run down the stairs to her neighbor’s house? And considering her “injury” she would’ve been an easy target. Come on.

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    • Alyssa

      Defiantly have a feeling it was the wife.

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  27. GINGER

    OF COURSE HE WAS SHOCKED

    Charlie was also a dedicated father, never too busy to spend evenings and weekends with his two sons. To those who knew him, Charlie did not seem to have an enemy in the world—until he was shot and killed in his own home. Charlie’s wife, Beth, told Detective Roger Mason of the Burbank Police Department that on the night of the murder, the couple and their two sons arrived home around midnight:

    “They arrived home, and because Mrs. Anderson was suffering from a back injury, her husband offered to go inside the house with their oldest boy first. He asked her to wait in the car and she did so. Charlie Anderson went in the house with the oldest son and, we believe, took him upstairs. A few moments later, Mrs. Anderson heard what sounded like backfires from where she was parked in the driveway. She was still seated in the car. Because the sound was unusual, she walked to the house and called in to see if there was anything wrong. She ran downstairs, picked up her younger son, and ran to a next-door neighbor’s house.”

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  28. Anonymous

    How old was his son at the time?

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    • CAMI

      HIS SON WAS ABOUT 3 OR 4 AT THE TIME MAYBE YOUNGER
      BUT HE WAS IN A CARSEAT SO WAY TOO YOUNG TO BE CONSIDERED FOR MURDER

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  29. renee pettigrew

    The police should question his wife

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    • Aleisha

      I believe the wife may have had her son kill his father. Ive watched stories on Investigation Discovery where mothers/parents had brain washed the kids and were able to get them to do unthinkable crimes. I believe both mom and son should both be located and separated immediately for police questioning.

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  30. Rebecca

    This sounds like someone who was very familiar with him, someone that knew the ins and outs of his home. He was being watched, the person knew he was out with his family so he let himself in and waited for him to arrive, it could have been one of his own colleague, it seems personal, no one else was hurt so he was the intended target. I was hoping the caller would have called back, maybe this crime would have been solved or some important lead the police would be able to go on,. May he rest in peace this family need closure I hope the caller would come forward.

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    • Mike Roy

      I have a feeling it was revenge of some sort of payback. From a previous arrest he made yhe suspect wanted to get even. So he followed stalked and planned this killing. The mysterious caller was probably an accomplice. Perhaps a getaway driver knows all about the killing. But is scared and intimidated by the killer.

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

 

HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR DATA WE COLLECT

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.

 

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.