A travel writer vanishes without a trace in Jamaica.

Claudia Kirschhoch

Missing:

Gender: Female
DOB: 2/9/71
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 105 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark brown
Defining Characteristics: Tattoo: a phoenix on her right hip
Remarks: Last seen 5/27/00

CASE DETAILS

Claudia

In May of 2000, New York-based travel writers Claudia Kirschhoch and Tania Grossinger found themselves stranded in Negril, Jamaica.   Their business trip to Havana Cuba, had been suddenly canceled.   According to Tania, they were terribly disappointed:

“When we found out that we weren’t going to Cuba, we were really, really upset. I had assignments. Claudia was there on work. We were also concerned because when they told us we couldn’t go, they also told us we couldn’t get back to New York.”

Just prior to her trip, 29-year-old Claudia Kirschhoch had landed her dream job with Frommer’s Travel Guides.   Although she was stranded in Jamaica, Claudia decided to make the best of her trip.

Sandals Resort, Jamaica

At a resort in Negril, Claudia made friends with Anthony Grant, one of the resort’s bartenders.   She was a big fan of reggae music, and Grant reportedly offered to take her to a nearby club.

Tania managed to book a flight home and agreed to meet up with Claudia in New York City. But later that afternoon, Claudia Kirschhoch mysteriously vanished from the island.

A lifeguard was reportedly the last person to see Claudia.   She was walking along a local beach, away from the resort.

On June 2 nd , Claudia’s parents were notified that she hadn’t shown up for work in New York, as scheduled.   Fred and Mary Ann Kirschhoch had an unsettling feeling when they finally reached someone at the resort.

Claudia’s valuables were left behind

Hotel maids had reported Claudia missing after noticing she had not slept in her bed for several days.   But everything in her room seemed normal.   All her clothes except one bathing suit were neatly packed away in her suitcase.   Her passport, credit cards, cell phone, and $180 in cash were recovered from the hotel safe where she had left them.

Claudia’s mother, Mary Ann Kirschhoch, was devastated:

“Claudia’s a really organized, orderly person. If she was planning to go off somewhere, she would have made a phone call. She would have let us know. We felt very early on that something happened to her and that something just was not right.”

Claudia’s missing person’s poster

As soon as they found out their daughter was missing, the Kirschhochs were on the next plane to Jamaica. Once in Negril, their attempts to find out what happened to their daughter hit one dead end after another, beginning at the resort where Claudia had been staying.

As a security precaution, the license plates of all vehicles entering and leaving the resort were carefully recorded in a logbook.   But the logbook for the month that Claudia disappeared was missing. Then a videotape from a surveillance camera mounted near Claudia’s room had been recorded over. Finally, the room where Claudia stayed was cleared by housekeeping and hotel security before it could be processed for clues.

Authorities had no evidence of foul play, so they began to investigate the possibility that Claudia had drowned.   Denver Frater was a Detective for the Jamaica Constabulary Force:

“It’s not impossible, but I would say it’s highly unlikely. That area– it’s not deep, and the current is not very strong. And if something should go wrong with someone there, the body would be found easily.”

She was last seen at the beach

News of Claudia’s disappearance spread through Jamaica.   Many Negril residents believed that Claudia chose to run away from her old life to live in the hills with a Jamaican lover.

Fred Kirschhoch disagreed:

“We know she wouldn’t do that. She had no reason to escape, as has been said. She loved her life… her family, her friends, her new apartment. Everything was going right for her. So there was nothing to escape.”

Detective Frater received several phone calls from eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen Claudia in the hills with a Rastafarian man.   However, each lead proved to be fruitless.

Frustrated by the progress of the investigation, Claudia’s parents brought in the FBI and an American search and rescue team.

According to a canine handler on the case, his dog tracked Claudia’s scent to the home of Anthony Grant, the bartender last seen with Claudia.   At Grant’s home, the dog hit on a pair of boots, a pair of gloves, and a knife. While searching Grant’s car, the dog also seemed to hit on Claudia’s scent in the backseat and the trunk.

Detective Frater recalled what followed:

“The articles found– boots, knife, particularly the mat in the trunk of the car, was removed by the FBI evidence response team. It was taken to the FBI forensic laboratory in the states. It was checked for signs of human blood. Nothing was found.”

Anthony Grant was investigated and polygraphed, but the results were inconclusive.   According to Detective Frater, Grant is not considered a suspect in Claudia Kirschhoch’s disappearance:

“We interviewed him for several weeks. We just don’t find enough evidence to, in any way, believe that Grant is involved in her disappearance, other than that he was associated with her.”

The Kirschhochs have struggled to keep the search for Claudia alive, despite dwindling leads and diminishing support.   They have offered a $50,000 reward in this case.


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

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26 Comments

  1. SW

    I have often heard that the FBI polygraph of Anthony Grant was inconclusive. That is incorrect. He failed the polygraph. I know because I administered the test.

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  2. Dave Souza

    Hooked on BBC. There is no need for her to return to America.

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  3. alexander

    I am an investigator in fla. I am very much interested in this case. I have a 85% success rate and I am willing to go solve this case which I think I can find out what happen to Claudia . I charge a fee. Yes I am exspenive but I always provide closure to clients who want to no about what happened to a love one. If the Kirschlocks want a true answer they can contact me at 386 385 3747. Instead of a reward lets find out what happened to her by old investigator methods. I have the ability to find people by my methods and sometimes they are not friendly inquires. Please put me in touch with the Kirschlocks so I can give them closure. Alexander M. Sharp III Florida.

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  4. Kat Bailot

    One bathing suit missing. Then it happened by the hotel. Did the boyfriend stick her in his trunk from there and threw her off a cliff into the ocean. Did she accidentally die and it was covered up?

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  5. Anonymous

    It isn’t safe for anyone, male or female, to travel in foreign countries they are not very familiar with. This story makes me fear that this poor girl was trafficked. I certainly hope not.

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  6. Tom

    Its never 100 percent safe in any country to travel by yourself especially a lone female. Maybe Cuba, Tibet, Saudi Arabia and China. I suggest you yanks try Saudi, The usa is one of the most violent and dangerous countries of all time. Even in barbaric Rome and medieval Europe women were not safe to travel on there own When they could in other parts of the world. Also more females have being attacked in places like Bali and India than ever in Jamaica or anywhere else in the caribbean. Just last week over here in the uk it was on the news a British girl was attacked kept prisoner and raped by some bloke in Australia.

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  7. Melissa Vazquez

    I just arrived from Jamaica last night. I stayed in Montego bay and reading this story breaks my heart. I am too from New York and witnessed a lot of mis treating with the Jamaicans. They play such a great role of : respect, trust, bless up” the words they use but they are so quickly to harass you for money and be very persistent when they want something. And when they hear the answer “no: they become a different person. Jamaica is NOT SAFE for any young women to travel there alone. I loved the island but I think once is enough. I too left the resort bc of the staff saying how safe it is to do so. and I got caught into a little mix up with a few and they demanded money from me or otherwise they would have use force.. Hope one day justice is served for Claudia .

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  8. concern

    I wonder if she was sold into a sex ring… he wouldn’t have had to kill her to do that and the fact that her scent was in the trunk.. that cant be looked over. maybe the backseat, but you know. Maybe thats why everyone tried to cover the crime – because they potentially all profited from her being sold.

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  9. mark

    i agree i think something happend to claudia and because that island relies soley in tourism,the murder of a white american woman would have severly tarnished the holiday destination.it is just too coincedental that the licence plate sheet for that month was missing,the cctv footage was recored over,the maids cleaned the room before any forensics could be taken and the polygraph test on the barman was inconclusive!!
    i believe the jamaican authorities covered it up as they were very uncooperative with federal police.however surley now 17 years later (2017) the technology has moved on,polygraphs are more accurate and dna is as good as ever.maybe the fbi should go back and re test the subjects.

    it sounds exactly like little 4 year old madeline mccann that went missing in portugal in 2007.
    and corrie mckeague that went missing in september 2016.
    someone knows something however in countries like jamaica everyone sticks together and so nobody will come forward.

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  10. Camesha

    I am a Jamaican. Still hoping that she is found alive and well. To the person who suggested a neurological lie detector test- the test can still be done, if he’s still alive. No crime ever goes unpunished. No closure for the friends and families… heartbreaking. Ask the FBI to summon that suspect.

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  11. whats become

    case solved the dogs are better detectives than the human ones just read this case the dog really those solve this case and the human detectives are still dumb founded as to what happen when the bar tender is positively guilty and our connected to the poor woman’s disapperance shame on you detectives .

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  12. sunil

    I cannot imagine what she may have went tru….and d pain her parents felt at that time….and now….so long with not knowing…i am sorry….i hope one day u will have ur answers..and justice will b rewarded to her

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  13. michael edward nitsch

    i greatly fear that she has been kidnapped and works now at a brothel as has many young girls vacationing abroad. i am sure she is so drugged up she does not even want to try to escape being addicted to cocaine or what ever drug these godless men use.
    this is how they keep these young girls working for them by drugging them up so that these young girls are dependant on these drugs.

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    • winston donald

      Why did the hotel taped over the video.The authorities were weak on this and should have done deeper investigation. someone at the top hierarchy of the hotel management knew what happened. It is obvious foul play is at work. It is inconceivable that she would be living in Jamaica without someone seeing her. This is an island 44 miles wide by some 150 miles long. Time for the case to be investigated. someone knows something.

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  14. Johnny

    It seems many people disappear in these island paradises. Tania should have stayed with Claudia or flown home together. Claudia probably would still be alive. I think Claudia was a mark early in Jamaica. She had some money and was attractive to a criminal type. Once Tania left Jamaica, the criminal made his move. This Claudia disappearance may never be solved. The Jamaican people didn’t seem to cooperative to help or are hiding the culprit.

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  15. Jamaican

    Was just wondering if she was found or what had become of this case. I really hope they are still investigating. A lot of cold cases get solved many years after. I really hope her parents find out what happened to her

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  16. Stella

    There would not be any blood on Anthony Grant’s car mat if she was strangled. It could also be that there was foul play by someone or some people at the resort but then the dogs would have found something right?

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  17. Stella

    I agree with what Rebecca and Shinji are saying. Anthony Grant probably beat the polygraph because it is based on Blood pressure and he is used to lying so much in his job, He should have been given a neurological lie detector test, which he CANNOT beat. The resort made sure everything was cleaned out because they did not want to scare away tourists. What I would advise Claudia’s parents to do is to get a PR person to write to every single major newspaper in the US and EU, begging everyone to boycott Jamaica as a vacation area and go elsewhere instead, like Clearwater Beach in Florida or if they prefer an island, go to any other island except Jamaica until they turn Anthony Grant over and cooperate in searching for her body all over those mountains, valleys, gulley’s, hills, and water falls.with the cadaver dogs.

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    • Charlotte

      This comment makes no sense. People get killed and kidnapped in America all the time. Nobody is going to boycott Jamaica lmao

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    • livefrom nyc

      They didn’t have a mri based lie detector then. that was new. and maybe they can reopen the case.. and boobie kay isa island right of of sandal Negril. maybe she trid to swim it and got drown. ? but why did the dog pick up her scent. maybe he wsa with her had her scent on him and picked up things. ? not sure. but one day when that story came out. I was at a place record store and a poster of her was placed on bulletin board of the reggae store and I read it and said. to check the bartender to myself, not knowing anything about the cse beause women in Jamaica usualy flock to bar tenders.. if she was wearing just a swim suit and carry nothing she could went swimming.. and drown. people down ther are money hungry and someone might turn someone in. for 50 thousand dollars then can retire… and not follow me home to kill me for what I have. Negril is full of realty brazen money mongers..

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    • Verna Thomas

      fool..bc idiot

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  18. Shinji kataoka

    According to the source from Charley Project, the Kirschhoch family claims that the Jamaican authorities were unwilling to cooperate with the investigation. Also noted that the log book that supposed to record all of the license plate numbers of the vehicles coming in and out of the hotel was missing, and the video footage of (outside) the room where Claudia was staying was recorded over and the room was cleaned up, probably before the investigation took place. Also the polygraph test and the questionings of Anthony Grant were “inconclusive”, which begs the question: how did it came to this conclusion? I believe that the entire Jamaican community, along with the Jamaican authorities and Anthony Grant himself were involved in this case, and I fear that foul play is suspected.

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  19. David

    Has anybody in Jamaica or from Jamaica seen this woman before? She has been missing for 15 years. If you have, please leave a tip.

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  20. Rebecca

    According to a canine handler on the case, his dog tracked Claudia’s scent to the home of Anthony Grant, the bartender last seen with Claudia. At Grant’s home, the dog hit on a pair of boots, a pair of gloves, and a knife. While searching Grant’s car, the dog also seemed to hit on Claudia’s scent in the backseat and the trunk. All this information, but they let him go. He had to have known what happened to her, he was the last one to be seen with Claudia. Jamaica is full of mountains, valleys, gulley’s, hills, water falls. It is a possibility he could have killed her and disposed of the body, without leaving a trace.

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    • michael edward nitsch

      i greatly fear that she was kidnapped and now works in some brothel made dependant on drugs so as not to try to escape from her captors now her new masters.
      this happens to many young girls who vacation in the islands.

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  21. Miranda shortt

    I hope they find her soon

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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.