The Mysterious Murder of Dick Hansen- Unsolved Mysteries

A former college football star is shot by a stalker.

Dick Hansen

Dick Hansen’s killer

CASE DETAILS

Dick Hansen was a former college football star from Sunnyvale, California. He was just getting over a tough divorce when he decided he needed a night out. So on April 29, 1991, he asked a friend, who we’ll call Jean, to meet him at his favorite hang-out. According to Jean:

“He was in a very good mood, very good. He was very happy with where he was, he was very happy with what was going on in his life and where he was headed.”

Dick was shot by the rogue motorist

Jean said she and Dick left the bar together in her car and drove to where Dick had left his pickup truck:

“There were no cars at all and I remarked to Dick, I said, ‘This is funny, yours is the only car left on the street.’ So we were sitting there talking, and this car pulls up behind us. And I looked, and I thought, I don’t even think it was too strange because there was a mailbox on the sidewalk there. The man just sat there, he didn’t do anything, and I was kinda half-turned in the seat so I could look at Dick, and I could see him out of the corner of my eye.”

Was the killer a crazed sports fan?

When it was time to leave, Jean said she was unfamiliar with the route home, so Dick told her to follow him:

“Well, he pulled out, I pulled out, the guy behind us pulled out. Moving up to the stoplight, turning left, Dick turned left, I turned left, the guy turned left. We go up two blocks and turned left again, and he did the same thing. Well, by this time it’s making me uncomfortable, so I moved to the middle lane. He moved to the middle lane. So I moved back. And he moved back. I only did it once, but that was enough to tell me that this man was definitely following us.”

At the next traffic light, Dick signaled for Jean to follow him onto the freeway. The man stayed close behind. For more than ten miles, Jean said, the man shadowed her every move:

“Dick was on the inside lane, I was on the outside and somehow we got the guy between us but behind us, and I thought, ‘All right, you rascal, I’m gonna get you.’ So I slammed on my brakes. I’ll be darned if he didn’t slam on his brakes, too. It was almost like he was reading my mind. I almost missed the turn, but he followed. This man was still behind me.  So I followed Dick down the ramp, we made a right hand turn. Dick just pulled over to the side of the road.  I pulled up behind Dick and I don’t know why in my mind I just knew this guy would just go right on by and wave or something. He pulled right up behind us. And I don’t know who was in more shock, Dick or me. So Dick walked back to the man and kinda leaned down, and he either said, what are you doing or what do you want? I couldn’t quite hear what he said. And the guy said something to him, and Dick goes, what? And the guy said something else to him and then proceeded to point to the back of my car. And at that point in time, Dick just stepped back, stood up and raised his arm and said, get the blankety-blank out of here. So I jumped back in my car and I looked in my rearview mirror and I hear pop – pop.

Dick went down. As the gunman sped off, Jean got out of her car:

“I ran back to where Dick was. And his eyes were like half closed. And I tried to find the pulse on his neck and it didn’t look like he was breathing, so I started to give him mouth to mouth.

Dick Hansen was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the neck. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at the hospital. He left behind two daughters, aged 11 and 13. According to Det. Les Richards of the Sunnyvale, California, Police Department, the authorities had trouble ascertaining a motive:

“As far as we know, Dick Hansen did not know his assailant. What makes this particular case extremely difficult is that most homicides boil down to common denominators of sex, money or drugs and network out from there. We have not been able to put this particular homicide in any of those categories so that we can develop a motive.”

Jean tried to lose the stalker

However, police have come up with one possible theory about this case. Jean’s personalized license plate read “Forty-Niner Hugs.” The killer had gestured toward her license plate while he was talking to Dick. Det. Richards wonder’s if the killer wasn’t a crazed sports fan:

“Dick Hansen’s physical stature was that of a football player, so we were looking into the theory of a disgruntled fan as being one of the responsibles.”

At the time of the shooting, Jean described the suspect as white, with a dark complexion.  He wore eyeglasses with large black frames. In addition, the suspect’s car looked like a 1970 Pontiac GTO LeMans. It was a two-door coupe, with a dull, faded, light grey or blue paint job. Dick Hansen’s killer remains at large.


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38 Comments

  1. Dan Faircloth

    Has anyone noticed that the sketch of Dick Hansen’s killer resembles the sketch of the person who murdered Richard Aderson in 1998? Both killers were involved in road rage incidents because of you ask me this is more of a road rage thing than sports related. I know both murders took place on opposite sides of the country but has anyone ever investigated a possible connection between the two cases? It could be the same killer.

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  2. thinkingoutloud

    @ Dave…. you seem pretty defensive….maybe you did it

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  3. thinkingoutloud

    I think there is more to the story than Jean is giving. When she tells her story, she makes it seem like the guy is following only HER only move, not Dick’s. Not sure why Dick was shot, whether it was planned or not. I don’t think he was a crazed sports fan, why shoot Dick if he was pointing at Jean’s car? Doesn’t make sense. Also strange that he openly shot Dick but left a witness as JOHN BON says. Honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Jean was involved. Why not shoot both?

    I wonder if Dick’s divorce had anything to do with it, maybe he and Jean were having some sort of relationship or something? Ex-wife decides to hire a hit-man??

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    • Dave

      Make up your mind. Was “Jean” involved or was it the ex wife. You aren’t Sherlock Holmes. Stop making things up and implicating a woman that had nothing to do with it. There’s a lot of evil in the world. There doesn’t always have to be a motive. When Dick confronted the guy, you have no idea what was said. Leave this to the police. There’s a reason why you aren’t a famous detective.

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  4. lon

    Zodiac, my guess

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  5. Anonymous

    Zodiac..just my guess.

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  6. Cathy

    If he had an insurance poilcy, who would gain from it?

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  7. Heidi

    I think it was a stalker that may have lost money on game after man on team cost them the game that looked like the man killed ..if he looked like this player chance are he was killed because them man lost alot of money on game and took it out on wrong man the ladys lic plate may have made this crazy man think it was the real player ..road rage is part but gamers are so out there on betting all even in bars if this man looked like the real guy maybe so one in the bar or resturant they were at tipped them off i would look into people there with wrong information wrong person

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  8. Anonymous

    Well, this case has always been strange to me. I don’t think that Jean was involved, I think that she wanted her identity hidden because she’s still scared that the man will come and kill her or something. Or maybe the guy thought that Dick and Jean were someone else, and I was also surprised that Dick’s ex-wife wasn’t interviewed for the story…or any of the rest of Dick’s family for that matter.

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  9. Anonymous

    Yes, I think you have put your finger on it there Corey. My thoughts were running along somewhat similar lines but I just couldn’t put all the pieces of the jigsaw together. Your suggestion that the story of the psycho-stalker was all made up nailed it for me. I too would be investigating that angle if it was my job to.

    It is kind of reminiscent of a case of alleged ‘road-rage murder’ that happened in Britain, sometime in the early 1990s – around the time that the term, ‘road-rage’, was beginning to gain popular currency. A guy out driving with his girlfriend wound up dead after a violent assault. The girlfriend, in her account, spun a story about an altercation with another motorist that had the media in a frenzy: the First Road Rage Murder ran the headlines. But it later turned out that she made up the whole story. She was the sole assailant/murderer. That is the gist of the story. I can’t remember too many details as it was so long ago, but it happened. Maybe it happened here too.

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  10. Beccaboo

    Does anyone know the exact street it happened? The area too? I want to look it up on Google maps!

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  11. P.

    Came across this murder tonight. Never having heard of it before, and reading about it I was very surprised to see how many similarities it has to the Zodiac killer of the late 1960s and early 70s. Even the drawing of the suspect looks similar to those of the Zodiac. I’m not suggesting it is the Zodiac, just has a number of similarities.

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  12. Mauricio j Peralta

    Let see 1991 I happen to be working at National Semiconductor and Richard Hansen (Dick) happen to be my coworker in the same department. Yeah the news for all of as in that department was defeated. I only wish that in my lifetime I would like to see this case solved. Rest in peace Dick I will remember you forever!

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  13. JJohnson

    I think the description of the man looks like an aged zodiac has the bullets been matched to another crime what kind of a gun was it in some cases that is what brings the killer to justice. I bring up zodiac because it looks like him some, same state, and zodiac was also never caught.

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    • D.L.

      I thought so too! I immediately thought “Zodiac?” because the timeline (1991) would imply Zodiac would still be alive (as opposed to 2016 when he is very possibly dead from age) and it’s the same kind of mind games, cat-and-mouse, absolutely random killing in Cali you would imagine Zodiac doing. Zodiac HAD to keep killing somewhere, and he was an expert at never establishing an M.O. so you can’t rule out anything…

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  14. JWood

    I would think if Jean was the focus at all, the killer’s prime time to act against her would have been when she leaves Dick’s vehicle to get into her own, before the chase began. I wondered what club they were at. I think the 49er angle is a bit of a stretch. It’s late April football season has been over for months I don’t see that as much of a motive…..

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  15. Tracey

    ‘Jean’ on the ID program was wearing a wig! Not a great disguise, but, could have been!!!! I am with everyone on this, Jean has more knowledge than she is letting on

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    • Mulder

      Just because the case is strange. Doesn’t mean “Jean” knew more than she is letting on. I would take her story seriously until she gave a reason as to not to. Obviously the police think she is credible. I wanna say a pissed off ex boyfriend. However, I bet she would’ve recognized the car and driver. I wanna say this is an unstable guy. And was looking for a reason to murder someone. A random act if you will.

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  16. Shii

    If i realize someone is following me, i would call 911. I don’t know why she didn’t do that despite the fact that the alleged killer was changing lanes as she did. Speaking of changing lanes, why didn’t the killer follow Dick’s car if that’s whom he was really interested in? Why didn’t he go to Jean’s car after shooting Dick? After all, its’ jean’s car that he kept following not Dick’s.

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    • Anonymous

      This happened in 1991 before everyone had a cell phone. Yes, some people had car phones and the old “bag phones”, but even that was very uncommon.

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  17. B

    Have you guys not watched the “Dates from Hell” on ID channel 522 on Sky? This was just on it and Jean actually spoke on it so revealing her identity was not a problem. Such a shame that it is an unsolved case though, as is any unsolved mystery.

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  18. Patrick

    Rather than the killer being a crazed/obsessed football fan, maybe he was obsessed with Jean, and he was jealous and thought that Dick Hansen was dating her and that’s why he shot him. When he pointed to Jean’s car when Dick confronted him maybe he was pointing to Jean rather than the “49ers” custom license plate. After all, he was clearly following and stalking Jean while they were driving. This could also be the reason why he didn’t kill Jean and just let her go and drove away. I believe this case has more to do with Jean than it does with a crazed/obsessed or disgruntled football fan.

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    • Anonymous

      he wasn’t CLEARLY following Jean’s car. She was behind Dick so the killer had to be behind her out of no other option. But i agree, pointing at the license plate is far fetched. From the way this story is told it seems the killer pointed at Jean hence Dick telling her to go away.

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    • Etna

      This Jean said the killer and she had stared at each other for a few seconds. Very strange!? I am 100% sure she has the answers! I am surprised with the Police work.

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    • thinkingoutloud

      I agree Patrick!! I think the killer had soemthing to do with Jean but I can’t explain why Dick was shot unless the killer felt he saw too much. Dick even told Jean to get out of there. I think the killer had something to do with Jean…not sure what. I think there is more to it than what Jean provides, maybe she’s scared.

      Since Jean was the onyl witness, i wonder if there was a killer at all. This whole story is confusing. It’s hard to take Jean’s word for it because we only have one side of the story and no other witnesses.

      I find it fishy too that Dick was recently divorced but decided to hang otu with a female friend… i believe men can have girl friends but it’s weird to me he would go out with a woman instead of a man… i think Jean and Dick were involved somehow. Weird we get no word form his ex-wife

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  19. rose andrews

    the ex wife know something.

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  20. Todd

    Well where did this take place?

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  21. johnson

    I couldn’t agree more with Cory myself. Did anyone happen to catch the beginning of this store when it stated “he asked a friend, who we’ll call Jean”? They didn’t even use her real name suggesting she didn’t want to be mentioned. Why not? If it was my friend that was killed, I’d make sure everyone knew I was concerned and do anything I could to help find who did it.. maybe that’s just me I don’t know

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  22. corey

    Jean has to be involved no matter how you look at the situation.
    if she was target how the guy did not killer her?
    if Dick was the target why did you leave Jean alive as a witness?
    did she set up Dick and have a reason to have him killed?
    and if it was the whole thing of person (fan) who was hater of the team i ask how come she was not killed since the bummer sticker was on her car not Dick’s?
    Ok if the guy was some random killer? why would it matter if they killed 2 people and not a leave person as a witness?
    I ask is Jean the killer herself ??? and make up the whole story of some random killer to throw the police ? NO random person anywhere else even bother to come forward in the neighborhood to say they claimed to say they saw a speeding car ?

    if it was me as a law enforcement person I would been looking at Jean the whole time.
    the whole question is WHY IS JEAN ALIVE ????

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    • Margret

      I agree completely. It seems as if with the detailed information about the killer, they should’ve been able to find something. Whether jean was lying or not, i am not sure but it seems as if she is holding something back about what happened.
      If she is telling the truth, there is no indication if Dick was surpised at who the killer was. Was it someone he knew? There needs to be a further investigation there.

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    • linda

      The guy had her license plate number… He could find her anytime he wanted so why hide her identity? I agree. She is hiding something…

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  23. Jon Bon

    There is something about this case that keeps gnawing at me since I saw it first a few days ago on Unsolved Mysteries. I think that there is an alternative scenario what is worth conjecture. It is possible, of course, that it was simply the act of loser-psycho who just snapped, but had enough presence of mind to realise what he had done and decided it would be best to beat it. However, what if he was stalking Dick all along and not Jean? I think it is worth considering. Did Dick have any enemies? The stalker could have been a hit man. By menacing ‘his woman’ (whether or not Dick and Jean were romantically involved is not the issue here – it would have appeared so to the stalker), he was trying to draw Dick out. He was setting it up to get his target where he wanted him. Of course, if that were the scenario, it is unlikely that he would have just left Jean alive on the scene.

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  24. John Bon

    One wonders too why the gunman just ‘sped off’ after the shooting, leaving an eyewitness on the scene? It was Jean after all whom he was stalking, or at least that is the way it appears. Surely he still had ‘business’ to conclude with her – whatever that was.

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  25. John Bon

    Has the car ever been traced? Did Jean have the presence of mind to make a note of the stalker’s number plate?

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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.