Is the legendary treasure of Dutch Schultz buried in upstate New York?

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Dutch Schultz

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Dutch Schultz was an infamous crime boss in New York’s underworld.  While on his deathbed in 1935, Schultz rambled incoherently about a $7 million dollar fortune he had buried in upstate New York.  Today, Dutch Schultz’s treasure is said to be worth more than $50 million dollars.

Schultz took the secret to his grave

It all started when Prohibition was passed in 1919.  Gangsters like “Lucky” Luciano, Al Capone, and Dutch Schultz made millions illegally manufacturing and distributing bootleg liquor.

Dutch Schultz was something of a criminal prodigy.  Born Arthur Flegenheimer, in 1902, he was already a force to be reckoned with by the time he was 25.

Jack French was a Special Agent for the FBI:

“Dutch Schultz was a very successful and widespread bootlegger, owned a string of speakeasies and then quickly branched out into narcotics, the numbers racket and the protection racket.  Schultz was an extremely dangerous gangster.  He was reported to have had 136 people killed and that’s over a criminal career of less than ten years.”

Is the treasure buried in upstate New York?

At the end of the roaring 1920s, Dutch Schultz’s criminal empire was making more than $20 million dollars a year.  But like Al Capone before him, Schultz was highly vulnerable to the newly enacted federal income tax law.  When he was indicted by a Grand Jury for income tax evasion, Schultz immediately took steps to protect his money.

Thomas Terry is an author of several books on buried treasure:

“At the time, Dutch Schultz was facing a long prison sentence and he decided that he needed a nest egg to fall back on in case he was sent to prison.  So he had his top lieutenants clean out his safety deposit boxes and gather together whatever cash they could from his available bank accounts.”

At a hideaway in Connecticut, Dutch and his henchmen, including “Lulu” Rosencrantz, and a man named Marty Krompier, rendezvoused.  They packed bundles of thousand dollar bills, negotiable Liberty Bonds, gold coins, diamonds, and other gems into a steel plated strongbox.  Dutch Schultz had the only key.

That night, Dutch and “Lulu” traveled to Phoenicia, New York, a town Dutch knew from his bootlegging days. Dutch swore “Lulu” to secrecy and then supposedly marked the site by carving an “X” into the trunk of a nearby tree.  But “Lulu” couldn’t keep his mouth shut.  He told his friend Marty Krompier where the treasure was buried. Some say “Lulu” even drew a map for Marty.

Rumors of the secret treasure filtered through New York.  But Dutch had other problems.  Manhattan D.A. Thomas E. Dewey was determined to further his political career by destroying Dutch Schultz and his illegal empire.

With the pressure building, Schultz finally surrendered to authorities in Albany, New York.  His first trial ended with a hung jury.  At his second trial, he was acquitted of all charges for “lack of evidence”.  Some suspected jury tampering.

After the acquittal, Dutch Schultz moved his headquarters to a tavern he owned in Newark, New Jersey, called The Palace Chop House.  Determined to regain control of his empire, Schultz went on a bloody killing spree.  According to former FBI Special Agent Jack French, that angered the powerful New York Crime Syndicate:

“The syndicate was a confederation of… New York City mobsters who controlled virtually all the crime in the Manhattan area.  And they were very afraid that he was bringing additional heat upon them with these killings.”

The Syndicate took measures to turn down the heat. On the night of October 23, 1935, Schultz headed for the men’s room of The Palace Chop House.  There he was met by two Syndicate hitmen, who proceeded to open fire on Dutch and his henchman.

Dutch Schultz died at 8:35 pm on October 24, 1935, almost 22 hours after he had been shot.   He was just 33 years old.  His bodyguard, “Lulu” Rosencrantz, had died hours earlier.  That left only one man who knew where the treasure was buried … Marty Krompier.  But according to Thomas Terry, Krompier never recovered Dutch’s treasure:

“On the night of the Chop House murders two henchmen caught up with Marty at a barber shop in New York City, gunned him down and took the map.  Krompier survived the attack but he was never able to locate the treasure without the map… I personally believe the treasure of Dutch Schultz was buried and there’s a good possibility that it still exists today.”

Perhaps Dutch Schultz’s treasure is still buried somewhere in upstate New York.  If so, someone who finds a tree with an “X” carved in it just might hit the jackpot.


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26 Comments

  1. Darrel

    Paper money perhaps wouldn’t survive but there was suppose to be jewels, diamonds and gold coins too…

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  2. Edward Uberto

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    My mother had told me a story , How she was Adopted . LuLu s real name ( Bernard )Rosencrantz, (sister) Adel Rosencrantz , Mothers Real Grand mother . when I heard this story as a teen , I was Researching ….It was never recovered ……. if it was found , were is the evidence ? some item would have turned up . I Believe it to be out there still . it will be found ! I don’t doubt that .

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    • Andrewc

      Well the prize isn’t north of town checked 2 miles of over grown trackage, river bank and the ruins of the baseball bat factory “the mountains are full of ash trees” also checked all the old broken river crossings last fall
      I’m with you Ed found an old travelers road map”1930″ has me focused on the garage where dutch had his fleet of beer trucks serviced…..

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  3. AndrewC

    Hey MTV I’m sick of hearing about that graveyard on RT 40 seems like a great place to search with the motel next door you might as well check the Lutheran Church yard a mile up the road maybe you can catch a vision of your magazine’s title and all the newspaper articles too!
    Went through a sleeve of batteries “metal detector” on the wrong side of the river last year, just for the fresh air and fishing
    I’m pretty sure that box went back in the car on the way home from Dewey’s grand jury in syracuse ny
    The Getman’s and J Conway wrote nice books about the first burial site in a rose garden in Fairfield Ct.and they published a hand drawn map and image of the strong box in a hole somedody from Virginia had psychic visions about, only problem is the box was too small and it was never found 15 feet away from anything…..
    I’m going to spend a few more weeks on the ground this year pops, wish me luck the only folks I’m telling are Unsolved I found out where Schultz & Lulu stopped for dinner that night “digging on a full stomach really sucks”
    P.S.the old bullit proof car is on display in a reno casino has a bunch of puck marks on it, the roaring 30’s in new york and chicago were as dangerous as the middle east is today…..still think the next owner of dutch’s car was the winner, takes alot of money to build a casino, hey look it up!

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  4. MTV

    It has been found!
    I have always wanted to find this and it was reported to have jewels, gold and cash in it. I was disappointed to find it had been found. It was found where it stated and the difference was the road had been moved over from where it had been at the time it was buried. There was an article about it being found in a magazine in the late 60/s or early 80’s..
    They showed a picture of the hole with the identifying marks of the box that was identified, My sister-in-law hid Dutch under a different name and as a result always wished I had found it. Now I am too old however, I still enjoy reading about lost treasure..

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  5. thomas curtiss

    you may be correct jay ,perhaps with a future trial in Albany he’d need to be close to his cash. dutch had many interests in the Albany area. doing research I’ve learned the gangsters of that era did many things in code,so why not a map? what fascinates me is that Lucky Luciano had a huge interest in dutch’s money and if it was ever found he would have known but his cronies looked for it till Lucky’s dying day. that’s why I feel it’s still out there somewhere.

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  6. Chanita

    Coins Money And Jewley That’s Pretty Rare For Something To Be Left For Maybe For A Million Years!

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  7. Andrewc

    I’m very sure with the termoil in Dutchs life after his not guilty verdict and 14 months of seclusion in Fairfield CT. the first item on the list of things to do before celebrating would be grabbing the loot out of the ground along a nine mile stretch of hard road 7 hours away on the trip home!!
    Can’t find a lot of info about the Schultz car left in front of the chop house, that told the gunman Dutch was having dinner, who had the car last?..Don’t think the cops towed his armored car Dutchs driver was from Harlem sure wasn’t sreached by his widow first she was broke for many years after 1935 maybe the man with the car keys, who has the car that should be everyones target X
    the contents of the rather small strong box made in 1933 contained loose diamonds gold coins and jewelry from a robbery done in the 1928 along with $1000 notes bonds

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  8. Woodman

    Well…your almost there..I’m bound by promise to not spend by certain date..but will say that whoever brought the bootleg hiding places to light may have been onto something..we weren’t even in the business..just small time..but a promise is a promise..only proof is a ring and flask with initials and old money…

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  9. Eric W Bohannon

    I get it is now under a parking lot, a Bisness has a kind of hard time for business, kind of out of the way, in one case a relator is showing the property, like a office, for rent, but rented now but not moved in, cramped parking, this is all one case, roumers that stuff was buried under the black top, I see a real deep hole, I see a hole like a T, sort of, I think it is NY, hope this helps

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  10. stan

    Why haven’t you answered the question. Are you his child? So shapiro never killed him. … hmmm

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  11. Stefan krompier

    Marty krompier was not killed, he was my father . I was born in 1942. He was a great dad who worked hard all his life to support our family.

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  12. Sam Peppiatt

    .I’ll get it right yet. The location of the treasure on the map was shown as a “CROSS”, not an ‘X’, and not on a tree. A cross on a map always means a grave, or grave yard, or both. Therefore the treasure must be at Hedler; it can’t be any where else. What better way to mark it? All they had to do was remember the old woman’s name. Which again, was conveniently left off the map. San Peppiatt Please just try it ,okay?

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  13. SaM Peppiatt

    Correction; it was Gurrah Jake that went digging for it, not Marty K.

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  14. Sam Peppiatt

    I suggest that the ‘X’ on the map indicated a grave at the back of Hudler Cemetery near Esopus creek. It was the grave of an old woman. Twice Marty Krompier bragged about going up to the Catskills and dig up “grandma”! In fact he went up there, but her name, the name on the grave stone, was left off the map. That’s why he couldn’t find it. The gold with the Iron Box weighed 1,800 lbs.!! For this reason they would need an access road leading to the creek. This was provided by Hudler Cemetery, which is the all important 4.3 miles from Phoenicia. Only a gangster would think of it! They were in a cemetery quite often.

    How difficult could it be? Check with a metal detector near the grave of an old woman at the back of the Hudler Cemetery close to the drive way; QED.
    Sam Peppiatt

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    • andrewc

      The strong box was made by an iron worker Tommy Kiehle before april of 1933 it was 3’x2’x18″ deep so it would fit in the trunk of Dutch’s bullet proof car. The box had six 3/8″rod handles with three hinges that held a 1/8″plate lid and one hasp w/eye, all items where welded on, then painted with brown rustoilium, along with a large brass padlock with only one key! Max weight full with 5000-7000 $1000 dollar notes, silver, gold, jewlry tops out at 75lbs here’s the real problem, idiots from the city with their soft hands and trigger fingers arn’t going to drag the dang thing into the woods and bury it! The black choauffer is, after 85 years in the ground only mold and pulp will be left of the stash even if wrapped up in an oil skin SEEPAGE SUCKS!
      Transcripts and interviews of several folks living on rt 28 and in town back in the late 50’s said they wouldn’t waste anytime looking near the creeks,river, tracks or the roads, because of the horrible flooding in the area from the 36′ & 55′ hurricanes Hey enjoy skin diving in the reservoir!!!!
      Firm believer of “their always some one smarter than you” and “we all have the same thoughts just at different times”……don’t believe me look it up

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    • andrewc

      The strong box was made by an iron worker Tommy Kiehle before april of 1933 it was 3’x2’x18″ deep so it would fit in the trunk of Dutch’s bullet proof car. The box had six 3/8″rod handles with three hinges that held a 1/8″plate lid and one hasp w/eye, all items where welded on, then painted, along with a large brass padlock with only one key! Max weight full with 5000-7000 $1000 dollar notes, silver, gold, jewelry tops out at 75lbs here’s the real problem, idiots from the city with their soft hands and trigger fingers arn’t going to drag the dang thing into the woods and bury it! The black choauffer is, after 85 years in the ground only mold and pulp will be left of the stash, even if wrapped up in an oil skin, “sorry no heffty bags back then” SEEPAGE SUCKS!
      Transcripts and interviews of several folks living on rt 23 and in town back in the late 50’s said they wouldn’t waste anytime looking near the creeks, river, tracks or the roads, because of the horrible flooding in the area from the 36′ & 55′ hurricanes, both events dropped over 12″s of rain each bay for a week the 36′ storm blew down all the pine trees on long island! Hey enjoy skin diving in the reservoir!!!!
      Firm believer of “their always some one smarter than you” and “we all have the same thoughts just at different times”……don’t believe me look it up! this stories working on its third generation the strong box was first buried in a garden in Fairfield CT., then dug up and moved by a paranoid mobster, he knew and trusted a group of brewers in Phoenicia area from the bootlegging days

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  15. johnathin rose

    i have lookd at all the faks and i beleve the missing peace of the puzel to the trezer
    of dush sholt in the trans scrips tipet on dush sholts death bed and rekordid by the fbi
    frather i have not ben able to git those tran skrips i have ben stone wald at every
    tern bot that i beleve

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    • Jonathan Rose

      How could you look at all the “FAKS” when you can’t even SPELL it? There’s no way you read all that because of the all the words you’ve mangled in your comments makes you functionally illiterate. Since you can’t spell your own first name

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  16. jake shapiro

    This is the ghost of Jake Shapiro…I’m the one who shot and killed Marty Krompier. I’m the one who took the map. I found and relocated the Dutch schultz fortune. There will be clues apon the original treasure site on where I put the metal case of all that riches. There’s your sign.

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  17. grahamclayton

    Krompier was shot by Jake Shapiro, who grabbed the map and travelled to upstate NY to find the treasure. He couldn’t understand the directions, and two days later was arrested in a diner in Kingston for Krompier’s murder. The map was not in his possession when he was arrested, and has never been seen since.

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  18. brian

    In theory Dutch had such a great empire that putting his treasure in the Phoenicia area there’s no evidence that puts Dutch in Phoenicia New York on the day that people are claiming he buried it there. I think Dutch used Phoenicia as a desguise to go through it on his way to a specific place he had picked out that is in one of his hideing places buried or placed beneath something so it was excessible to get to instead of buried. Who would bury a treasure when it can be hid where no one can find it? I don’t see it being buried I think he hid it in one of his hideing places he had from bootlegging.

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  19. Ross

    I think he and Lulu hid it either where they rode daily in Fairfield, CT — perhaps in a subbasement of the house on Campbell that was built in 1935 not far from the stables and on the path they rode.

    Alternatively, I think they in a tunnel under his secret residence in a Yonkers suburb where he had a brewery. The tunnel led from his home (now a co-ed dorm) and a historic tavern across the street.

    I think there is no support for a Catskills theory – once the chronological evidence from May 1935 is threaded.

    Earlier that Spring, I think it was in a hole in the garden of a nice lady in Norwalk, CT. He was staying there with his gilrfriend until he was discovered by the press. (The woman in recent years found the hole).

    Then he had the case on the top floor of the Bridgeport Hotel — where the US Attorney in Northern District of New York was allowing him to stay.

    Then he and Lulu hid it — one night they left the hotel out the back way at 11 p.m…. maybe to play cards with some ladies present. … Or maybe to hide the loot.

    Or maybe they hid it when they drove from Bridgeport to Syracuse, NY for his income tax evasion trial. They took a day longer than necessary to get here.

    I have scanned all the historical evidence that shows their day-to-day itinerary — and haven’t left anything out.

    I don’t think there is any support for a Catskills theory — that was where they frequented a couple years prior.

    But I appreciate people can disagree and the Catskills area certainly is beautiful to visit. And I encourage the fun adventure.

    Dutch Schultz in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1935 : his horses, his hiding places, and his missing millions | Ross Getman and Grace Getman
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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.