A woman disappears after saying she’s going on a round-the-world sailing trip with her new boyfriend.

Colleen Wood

Missing:

Gender: Female
DOB: 12/2/47
Height: 5’0”
Weight: 115 to 120 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Gray and/or blonde
Remarks: Last seen 12/28/00

CASE DETAILS

Colleen planned to sail around the world

When Colleen Wood moved from Dayton, Ohio, to Boca Raton, Florida, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream. Then Colleen met a former racecar driver and Wall Street investor named John Paul. After a whirlwind romance, Colleen vanished without a trace. She’s never been seen or heard from again. Her son, Michael Tandarich, recalls what his mother had told him about John Paul:

“My mother met John Paul through a personal ad, looking for a sailing companion. And she was impressed with his credentials. He said he had an MBA from Harvard, and in the racing circuit, he was fairly famous. And he was also reputed to be wealthy due to his success in the ownership of a mutual fund company.”

John Paul and Colleen Wood

Colleen and John fell madly in love. They were inseparable. They soon made plans to sail around the world on John’s 55-foot schooner the Island Girl. Colleen sold her condo and gave the profit to John to invest: $43,000. She moved in with him aboard the Island Girl, and then quit her job. Maureen Canada, owner of the Lighthouse Point Marina, was Colleen’s boss:

“I was very, very shocked when Colleen told me that she was leaving. I personally was very concerned about her selling all of her assets to take this trip.”

On December 3, 2000, Colleen placed a call to her son in Ohio. She told Mike that the Island Girl was setting sail in a few weeks and that she would be in touch soon. According to Maureen Canada, she spoke to Colleen about 10 days later to invite her to the office Christmas party:

“I called her cell phone number and she happened to be in Key West, at a bar with John Paul. She sounded fine. She sounded like she was having a good time.”

According to Maureen, Colleen told her that she would definitely attend the party:

“Tuesday, the party came and went, and she didn’t show up. But I just assumed that something happened, possibly rough seas, and they couldn’t make it back on the boat.”

Colleen’s son also hadn’t heard from his mother:

“She didn’t call us for Christmas, Christmas Eve. And after New Years, everyone was really worried. Friends and family were asking, ‘Haven’t you heard?’ Because we know she would have called. I tried to call her on her cell phone and the account had been closed.”

Colleen lived aboard John’s boat

Michael immediately contacted the police in Florida, but there was no evidence of any crime. Days turned into weeks and then months. Still, there was no sign of Colleen Wood.

Michael Tandarich tried to track down possible sightings of the Island Girl:

“We spent the best part of January and February calling back and forth with the Coast Guard and the FCC, just trying to in some way identify and locate this boat.”

Who took $40,000 from Colleen’s account?

Michael searched the internet hoping to find an address or maybe a phone number for John Paul. What he discovered frightened him:

“I ran across an article that said that he had served time in prison. That he went to a federal penitentiary for approximately 15 years, serving time for attempted murder. I’m still thinking they’re on a boat, but I’m thinking she’s on a boat with a killer or a possible killer.”

Michael learned that Colleen’s boyfriend was the mastermind behind a drug smuggling ring in the early 80s, and that he had tried to kill his partners in crime. Colleen met John Paul less than a year after he was paroled.

Colleen’s family and friends were certain she knew nothing about John Paul’s past. Asked about her disappearance, John would eventually give three different accounts of his relationship with Colleen, which he says ended on the rocks.

Colleen’s son, Michael, was able to track down John Paul’s daughter. She told Michael that her father said that Colleen had become upset over an incident involving one of John Paul’s old girlfriends and that she had been the one to end the relationship. The news only further fueled Michael’s fears:

“When I heard that she’d broken up in December, I was panicked, completely panicked.”

Three days later, John Paul called Michael with a second version of the story:

“He told me that they had an argument. He said he didn’t remember what it was about. But after the argument, she left the boat. And then she came back with her “football player boyfriend,” she gathered all of her belongings and she left the boat and he hasn’t seen her since. I filed a missing persons report immediately with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.”

Four months after Colleen was last heard from, investigators from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department turned up some suspicious activity on her credit cards. According to Det. Mark Shotwell:

“In a two-month period between mid-December to mid-February, in excess of 80 transactions– cash advancements– totaling over $40,000, had occurred on Colleen Wood’s cards. We were able to come up with good, solid physical evidence that not only did Colleen Wood not make any of the transactions, they were not made with her consent.”

If it wasn’t Colleen withdrawing cash from the ATMs, who was? The police were still investigating and will only say it was a woman, perhaps more than one.

Also raising suspicions were two ads that appeared in a local newspaper. According to Det. Shotwell, they were purchased with Colleen’s credit card:

“Both of the ads were ordered by a male. The first ad that ran in early December was in the help wanted section, looking for a first mate on a boat. The second ad that ran mid-December was in the romance male-seeking-female section.”

Had the ads been placed by John Paul? Detectives weren’t sure. They only knew that the second ad began running on December 16, 2000, about the same time Maureen Canada spoke to Colleen by phone. According to Maureen, Colleen told her then that she was partying with John in Key West and that everything was fine.

Police finally tracked down John Paul and according to Det. Shotwell, he said he had no idea where Colleen was and offered a third version of the breakup:

“John Paul said that in mid-December he and Colleen had a large fight over money. That Colleen Wood owed him money and had made no effort to repay it.”

But the alleged inconsistencies weren’t all that troubled the Det. Shotwell:

“My partner and I both noticed that he was becoming increasingly more nervous. I found it unusual that he seemed to have so little concern over a woman that he lived with, that he loved. Just a very unusual interview. Very little compassion showed on his part.”

Despite the allegations, suspicious behavior, and the inconsistent stories, there is no solid evidence to indicate Paul had anything to do with Colleen’s disappearance. In fact, John Paul may have no knowledge whatsoever about the mystery. According to Det. Shotwell, he has not been named a suspect in the case:

“We have no body, no physical evidence to show us what happened to Colleen, but I can tell you it’s not good. I don’t believe Colleen Wood is with us anymore.”

Meanwhile, Michael awaits word on what happened to his mother:

“We need to find out what happened. We need to know if indeed he’s responsible for the death of my mother. I really want to see justice served.”

John Paul has apparently left town, violating the terms of his parole. Detectives would like to find him to question him again about the disappearance of Colleen Wood.

If you have been in recent contact with John Paul, or knows his current location, please contact Det. Shotwell at 954-828-5517 or mshotwell@fortlauderdale.gov


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42 Comments

  1. lisagandolfo

    Here is an update on the missing women, Colleen Wood and Chalice Paul both last seen with John Paul Sr. Please listen to this podcast to explain the story. https://lnns.co/NCWIc-VY47i

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  2. Becky Weaver

    People like this don’t deserve to breathe our air. Wish people investigated this guy before she sold her condo & handed this murderer the $40k. But she seemed determined to have this “adventure.” I don’t think sailing around the world is “romantic” – it’s hard work, and NOT fun unless u have $, a purpose, destinations planned with friends awaiting your arrival, and a home base. Like the son mentioned. The family tried but Colleen had her mind made up.

    I knew his plans were evil, especially when hearing the part about him using her credit cards to advertise for another “romantic sailing partner” (WHILE they were still together,) on Dec 15, 2000. Then, thru Feb 2001, he paid people to use Coleen’s credit cards to withdraw cash. This proves he killed her early on, and had no plan to “sail around the world.” Now we find out he killed another woman too. He needs to spend the rest of his life in jail. I hope people see Disappeared wherever this guy is hanging out and turn him in. Weird. He made it to Thailand in 2009, and sold boat in 2011. Just wondering why his son would do 2 yrs in prison to avoid testifying against his dad. Apparently there was a lot of $ from the drug smuggling gig. dad must have shared with son. Son now has huntingtons disease. I bet dad never returns. Sad story.
    We need to change the rules. (No body = no crime is RIDICULOUS.

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  3. Pete Gandolfo

    My wife, Lisa has been diligently working on trying to get justice for both Colleen Wood and Chalice Paul. She had built a website at http://www.chalicepaul.com and there is now a comment page if anyone wants to read the history and links pages to make a comment. She recently did the video portion to a podcast called Crime in Sports Episode #37 about John Paul Sr. it is quite interesting as she was able to uncovered archived information on John Paul Sr. including his real name when he came to America as a kid. Please take the time to watch and listen to this audio/video as you will find it most titillating. God bless the missing and God bless these two women.

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  4. lee dan sullivan.

    RIP, COLLEEN AND CHALICE.

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  5. lee dan sullivan.

    poor colleen. she was conned big time. i wish she would have been more streetwise. to think he lured her out to sea, then killed her, then weighted her body down in the ocean. this case is so haunting.

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  6. Lisa Gandolfo

    The website http://www.chalicepaul.com has been revamped with a forum page to make comments. Please check out the link page of all the Internet based links on John Paul Sr., Chalice Paul and Colleen Wood. If there is any new information about these women we will be adding it to the web site.

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  7. Karen

    She was ridiculous to not look into this scam artist. And her boys and friends didn’t see any red flags? Good grief!

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    • Lisa Gandolfo

      Karen, you really blame the victim? And the family of the victim? What kind of person are you? A lot of people don’t have suspicious minds to do the due diligence you are accusing them of not doing. Don’t judge someone until you walk in their shoes!

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  8. Ash Paladium

    Dumb police, just dumb. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that he dumped her body in the ocean. He is a former buttslammer /inmate and knows that with no body the police have no proof. The perfect crime.The police know that he withdrew all her money. If that’s not admission of something then I don’t know what is. It’s probably what it usually is, lazy police work. This guy has probably ly done this many times but this is the first where the family actually followed up. This scumbag loser has probably killed many women. If I was her son I would find this parasite and “make” him talk. Wouldn’t be hard. Just rent a warehouse and show him the lovely interior, in 3-D. You will get your answers. The U.S. doesn’t allow their police to use force to get answers. Ridiculous.

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  9. Anonymous

    What a creep, you know he did something to her ,

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  10. Trina

    I had a dream this morning. And in part of it this woman was driving with a small dog in her lap. She was crying and looked to be upset about a romantic relationship. She turned off into a gas station convenience store and turned around and kept driving along side me. I began to pray for her. I turned left and she went straight. I woke up and about 30 seconds later I heard the name Colleen wood in my head. I Google the name and it shows that she is missing.

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  11. Indy

    Interesting thing to point out here, 99% sure about this. There is a John Paul Jr. who was an Indycar driver. raced for a number of years and drove in the Indy 500.

    He also went to prison for 5 years for being involved in selling drugs, got into the drug trade at the age of 15.

    I think he dad was this John Paul Sr. featured in this story.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jr._(racing_driver)

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  12. Jordan

    How awful this story is..
    I can’t imagine the horror this kind woman must of endured just being so far out at sea with this psycho. I believe personally that he robbed her blind, bludgeoned her and threw her overboard . That would be my first guess, because the open ocean is so broad there is no way anyone would be able to find her remains or anything. That is just so terrible I hate that the nice woman with a family got caught up with the wrong man from hell. Someone needs to find his ass and just drop him off in the middle of the ocean and don’t look back,, let him experience the same terror that Colleen did.

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    • Lisa Gandolfo

      He most likely did the same thing to his former wife, Chalice Paul. He most likely put an anchor around them and tossed them overboard in deep waters so they can be “shark bait” just like the former lawyer, who is deceased now, Don Reuben told me when he investigated John Paul Sr. for being a possible bigamist after Chalice went missing. As John Paul Sr. married Hope Haywood Reuben Paul (his stepdaughter) just a year later after Chalice went missing. She is the sister of another legend Porsche race car driver, Hurley Haywood. Mr. Reuben told me over the phone, that he found out John Paul Sr. got a divorce from Haiti as you don’t need your spouse present to do so and after all Chalice was probably “shark bait.” Nice huh? A damn lawyer knew there was most likely fowl play but did nothing about it along with the rest of the Haywood’s
      and lot’s of people in the racing circuit back then too.
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  13. Tiffany

    Women need to be so cautious. I, too, believe this scam was all set in motion when he placed the ad. He needed her money so he convinced her to sell all of her worldly belongings. And convinced her that he would handle the money. No no ladies — do not let anyone talk you in to things that don’t feel right. My sincere sympathies go out to her family. The police are not stupid. I’m sure they did all they could do at the time within the law.

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  14. retired2

    The allure to her was the money, you need to look up these scammers and see what they are all about! I’d rather be poor then murdered. She looked like a lovely lady RIP Coleen.

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  15. Retired1

    Why these women need a man with $ is beyond me. He is guilty!!!RIP Coleen.

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  16. Gotzon

    Los detectives unos negligentes. Le podían haber detenido por saltarse la libertad condicional en un primer momento por viajar por el mundo sin tener permiso para hacerlo. Y luego detenerle por robo de tarjeta de crédito , de sacar dinero de otra persona que estaba desaparecida y no era matrimonio . ni tenia derechos sobre el dinero de ella.
    Ella bastante tonta para vender la casa y todo e irse con alguien desconocido.
    La policia y los jueces si hubiera sido la desparecida una familiar de ellos seguro que habrían detenido a John Lee Paul. La justicia no es igual para todos.

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  17. Riverfairy

    I totally agree that the police had enough circumstantial evidence with the debit/credit card scam. He was identified by the two women that actually used her cards. He gave them 10 percent. I would love to know if he is still alive. He has probably done this many times.

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  18. Eb

    John Paul is so guilty of this. I just can’t believe hes escaped punishment for what has happened to Colleen. I believe that he threw her body over board. Which would make it next to impossible to find her. I’m sure John himself couldn’t even tell police exactly where he dropped her body at in the water. What a monster. I Cant believe he’s freely out and about enjoying life.

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  19. Lisa Gandolfo

    John Paul Sr is a psychopath who premeditated both disappearances, Chalice Paul, former wife and Colleen Wood. I was best friends with Chalice before she went missing and know he coaxed her into believing they were getting back together as they were separated when I met Chalice in Palm Beach. Chalice flew to South Florida from Atlanta to go sailing with him to Key West. She never returned home to Atlanta. John Paul Sr told me himself he “left” Chalice in Key West. She was going for just a week to reunite with him then fly back to Atlanta to be in Burt Reynolds film Sharkies Machine. She never would of missed that opportunity.

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  20. Police 42

    I believe Colleen booked a cruise with the devil.

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  21. natt

    Women should really be cautious in this day and time because there are way to many con artists out there operating,I hope her family will find peace from all this.

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  22. Bob Brooks

    I was dating this Nice lady shortly before she met this guy. She was totally bamboozled!!!!

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  23. Linda

    I hope her boys find peace and Colleen can rest knowing how much she is loved by her friends and family. This is so sad.

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  24. KarmaCycle

    There were so many missteps in this investigation.. After meeting with him, it took to a week to “find out” there was a parol violation, and then they blame the delay on the Feds? Right. Of course the guy is going to take off with the boat that potentially holds physical evidence of a crime, now that they’ve tipped him off. But, no, he’s not a suspect.
    Her family was completely screwed over by these bumbling idiots.

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  25. gary

    Just wow! Florida police are idiots!

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  26. Anonymous

    There is so much stacked against this guy. He is a lier and hustler. He scams his way through life. That poor lady didn’t see it coming. He lurked her under false pretenses. Convincing enough for her to give up her condo and leave her job. Take a trip on a boat away from family and friends. This guy knew what he was doing. He wanted her money. 40,000 plus the extra 43,000 she gave him to invest in that boat she moved on. Sick man. He used her; lied to her; and throw her away. Even though there Is no physical evidence he killed her. It doesn’t take an expert to put two and two together. This is so unsettling. He planned this whole thing way before he met her. By placing an ad in the paper. That’s his MO. With everything uncovered from this guy. The cops or investigators should have went under cover and answered one of this guys ad’s in the paper and followed up on those leads. He skipped his parole that alone would be enough to arrest him and get this guy off the streets. He is a predator. How many times has he done this and continue to do this.. I feel real bad for her friends and family .I feel bad for anyone he crossed paths with. Karama will not have mercy on this man.

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  27. Chad F

    I feel they need to track the boat they were on when she went missing and go all over it with Forensics, I would say there may be plenty of evidence on there waiting to be unearthed. I do hope her killer is brought to justice what a true coward. And to think he has he’s own Wikipedia page…. that’s a disgrace in itself foresure, sickening it is. Bring Colleen home.

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  28. Bob

    Why is it so obvious to everyone, except he legal authorities that John Paul is responsible for Colleen’s disappearance? As a former Trooper of the Pennsylvania State Police, I am well aware that because there is no physical evidence that John Paul had anything to do with her missing, there is plenty of circumstantial. Using the circumstantial evidence that has been accumulated would at the very least get an indictment from a Grand Jury for possible kidnapping and murder charges. The fact that John Paul illegally used Colleen’s debit/credit cards to obtain cash is very suspicious and incriminating.

    At this point, why not arrest it, charge him and take him to court. What do they have to lose? He is old now and will soon die. After that, any evidence that may be found can be used to charge him and perhaps get a conviction and have him sentenced under the guilty in absentia law. But, in my opinion, I think there best shot is to go for it now.

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    • Patty

      I agree with you. It is a little too obvious that this man is a liar. I hope Coleen is found and closure can be given to the family, one way or another.

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  29. ms robinson

    ive seen this women last week, she lives close by, i left message for detective

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  30. rebareeves

    He’s in St croix! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But nobody has investigated it. His boat is literally docked in the harbor there!!!!! Tried to find info for detective shotwell.

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  31. Deandra

    John Paul definitely killed this woman and got away with her body and her money. he will live the rest of his life with no remorse and her family with no mother. I am sadden by this news and that our legal system cant help this family due to a clean missing persons case.

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  32. Chalice Paul Missing Person

    John Paul Sr. is responsible for probably several murders. He is responsible for Chalice Paul’s disappearance in 1981. Got to http://www.chalicepaul.com to read the whole story.

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We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that enables CMP to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out our business purposes.  CMP Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but not limited to, providing tips, registering for an CMP event or program, purchasing CMP products or services, or otherwise interacting with CMP.
 

The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to:
 

  • General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., occupation and state of residence)
  • Other identification information (e.g., photographs)
  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability data) for diversity or accessibility purposes based upon information you provide us.

Personal data is not collected without your providing that information to us.
 

Non-Personal Data
 

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site)
  • Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services
  • Computer type, operating system and platform type
  • Internet service provider

 

HOW CMP USES YOUR DATA

In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:


Personal Data
 

  • Identify you when you visit our Sites
  • Provide service communications such as invoices, order confirmations, registrations and customer service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
  • Fulfill and/or deliver CMP products and services
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
  • We do not publish or aggregate credit card information or personal identification numbers such as social security numbers.


Non-Personal Data


We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by CMP, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED FROM THE UNSOLVED APPLICATION

We may also obtain demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, password and PIN) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Unsolved Application, including chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. 

 

If you do not turn off your phone’s location services, you may send us your geographic location.  If your camera roll is set to share, you may make your camera roll available to us.  If you have signed up to receive push notifications, you will receive those from the Unsolved Application.

 

HOW WE SHARE YOUR DATA

We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • 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.

 

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.