A beloved anchorwoman vanishes on her way to work.

Jodi Huisentruit


Gender: Female
DOB: 6/5/68
Height: 5’3” to 5’4”
Weight: 110 to 120 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde
Remarks: Last seen 6/27/95



Jodi Huisentruit moved to Mason City, Iowa, in late 1993, and quickly became an active member of the community.   As the anchor of a morning news show, Jodi was a local favorite… a woman with many friends and no known enemies.   The day that Jodi vanished, she was scheduled to work her regular shift on the morning show.   When she didn’t arrive on time, the show’s producer, Amy Kuns, called her apartment:

“Everything sounded normal, like I had just woken her up. What time is it?   She asked the question, so I told her Jodi, it’s about ten to four, you need to come in to work.   How much time is left to produce on the show?   I mean, she was obviously thinking, she was aware, she just knew she had overslept and she had to get in to work.   I didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary.   Nothing.”  

Personal items were strewn in the parking lot

When Jodi didn’t show up by airtime, Amy anchored the newscast and sent the first available person to check on Jodi:

“I was halfway mad because I had to do all of this stuff all by myself, halfway worried because I thought what if she’s laying in her apartment bleeding because she fell down and hit her head on the tub, you know, things like that.   But never once did I think somebody nabbed her outside of her apartment.   Never once did that cross my mind.”

Search teams combed the countryside

Police arrived at Jodi’s apartment shortly after.   Frank Stearns was an Investigator for the Mason City Police at the time of Jodi’s disappearance:

“The officer arriving at the scene observed several of Jodi’s personal items strewn about the ground around her car.   A quick check was done in and around the apartment complex for Jodi, but we were unable to find her.”

Jodi’s missing person poster

By that afternoon, the Mason City Police launched a massive search, aided by the FBI and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.   Rescue teams scoured the countryside.   Divers and police dogs covered the Winnebago River and its banks.   But there was no trace of Jodi Huisentruit.   In fact, the only possible clue was a white Ford Econoline van seen in the parking lot of Jodi’s apartment building about the time she disappeared.

Patrick McCarthy was a private investigator hired to augment the investigation:

“We spent a lot of time and a lot of effort, talking to the people who knew Jodi and spent time with Jodi.   We located nothing in her private life that would have put her at risk at all.   No dark side to Jodi;   she was as real and all-American as she appeared to those who knew her and to her viewers.”

On June 27, 1995, Jodi Huisentruit, a beloved anchorwoman in Mason City, Iowa, vanished without a trace.   And although there have been few leads since her disappearance, her friends, family and viewers still maintain hope that one day, Jodi will turn up alive.

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




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    I have been following the story of this case for about a year now and I am eventually coming out with a podcast that talks about this case in length. It would be great to get in touch with some of the individuals in this comment section and do an interview. Joe, I know you’ve been following this case for 11 years, and I would love to conduct an interview with you and have you in my podcast!

    Anyone’s help would be great to have. I know there are many aspects to this case that are confusing to understand, but hopefully, with my podcast and the thought experiment that goes with it, it can lead to something more than just the question I’m trying to answer. Thanks, everyone!


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    Iowa Native

    I hate to say it but she is most likely buried in shallow grave in a field within 20 miles of where her apartment was. I have read alot about this and from what I have read a Serial Rapist named Tony Dejuan Jackson sounds like a likely suspect. He lived around the immediate area where the station was located at that Jodi worked at, and he frequented a bar that she also attended.


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    Having worked on this case many years, why has not much information ever been released about who Jodi was frightened of? Apparently she felt she was being followed and police took it seriously enough to assign her protection at one point I believe. So…who was this stalker? Is there honestly no letters, messages, calls, anything that came out for which this pervert did to try to get Jodi’s attention, other than follow her in a white van? Surely other people at the station saw him or the van? Why has that never been explored further? Especially now with DNA. That van is out there somewhere. I think it’s pretty obvious the person following her that she feared, waited in the bushes and grabbed her from behind while she tried to get into her car! Every womans nightmare. So scary. Poor girl. But….why her body hasn’t turned up? Well, if the police aren’t even capable of tracking down who this so called stalker was in a make and model of a van known by many? Perhaps they are just completely unqualified.


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    For Sam~ 911 started in 1973 ~


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    Maybe Amy had something to do with it. She was the last person to speak to Jodi…according to Amy. Do we have proof Amy even called her? I find it suspicious that Amy was the only person that supposedly spoke to Jodi and then immediately sent a car over to check on her. Someone should have definitely done another phone call while help was on its way to make sure Jodi was okay and to see if she needed anything. I don’t believe one call did any justice. I think whatever happened to Jodi was planned and done in advanced, probably during the night before others were up and they staged her belongings being thrown around her car to make it look like she was abducted. I mean if you abduct someone, why leave their belongings on the ground for everyone to see? I think it was staged so police would think she was abducted on her way to work. I believe Amy had something to do with her disappearance. She mentioned multiple times how she wanted Jodi’s job, “but not like this”. What was she implying? That Jodi was kidnapped or murdered? How would she even know? Very fishy and sad case but i think Jodi was abducted early and murdered so Amy could take her spot.


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    David Wallace

    This story grabbed my attention. When I was about 11 or 12 years old (1982) a white Econoline van with the word “VIEW” in the back upper corner was stalking me one evening while I was riding my bike. So I rode my bike home and told my sister and her friend. Later that evening a knock on the door and we were running to it when we heard a man say “I know you’re in there!” Me and my sister did not recognize the deep voice so we gently locked the door. He then tried to turn the doorknob to Come in. We ran to the kitchen and called 911 but we lived in a rural neighborhood far north of Fort Worth, so the operator had to transfer us to Tarrant county police. It will take a while for a policeman to show up. So as my sister went around the house locking the windows you could hear him trying to open them behind her. He was not aggressive as far as trying to get into the house, he would only wiggle the door handles and try to open windows. We hid in a closet. At some point he left. I’ve never been that scared since that night. I can tell you we did not know this man. My parents were at a very late night dinner party in Dallas.


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    cops were involved for sure its crazy just in that area im talking a 30 mile space in the last 20 years multiple murders and dissaperence almost none solved you know in the 40s if you killed some one you had a 80% chance of being caught now if you kill some one its only 35% pretty sketchy if you ask me the law is slow and strange in the area I knew a kid from Dumont Iowa who was killed his name was Brandon ayers and the guy that killed him only got 8 years


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    Does anyone think the news station colleague seemed suspicious? Her comments she has made like she was angry that she had to do Jodi’s job that morning and the way she described how she spoke to her on the phone. Do you think she was jealous of her and had it arranged for her to be murdered? Was she given Jodi’s job after it was clear she wouldn’t be returning? Just some thoughts….


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      Yes, I have had the same thoughts. If I had been in Amy’s position, I would have called again before airtime and would have been very concerned early on about Jodi’s welfare. No way would I have been mad. I would have been very worried about what happened. It sounds like this was out of character for Jodi to show up that late. It definitely would have warranted a second call say at 4:30.
      I have seen another interview with Amy where she said she always wanted the anchor position but not like this. She did indeed go on to anchor the news program.
      Of course, this type of jealousy crime has happened before. It doesn’t matter how seemingly innocent or above reproach someone may be, they could be a murderer.
      I have thought the same thing about having someone else murder Jodi and this would give her an airtight alibi.
      Premeditation would have ensured it was very well planned and where to dispose of the body so it would never be found.
      Again, I have to agree with you that some things in Amy’s story just don’t add up.


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    Also on one of my trips to Mason City I sat down and spoke with Jodi’s landlord at the time Rose. She told me about those early morning hours of June 27th, 1995. Rose has since sold her home and moved away since the last trip I took to Mason City, Iowa. I can only hope someone slips up and something cracks the case wide open!


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    I have worked on this case for at least eleven years now. Someone knows something about the case in the Mason City area and needs to come forward! I have made several trips to Mason City to get a feel for the city. I spoke with a woman about Jodi Huisentruit who works at a card shop in Mason City. She told me Jodi would come in and buy cards. She had personally waited on Jodi.


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    Grew up in Clear Lake and remember when Jodi disappeared. Right, cops were, probably still are, notorious for looking the other way in CL and Mason. Makes one wonder.


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    i live in iowa & remember this case very well as i was 35 at the time. this is a sad story & i feel so sorry for her family, but there is nothing weirder about mason city or any iowa town. we unfortunately suffer crime just like anyone else.


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    There are all kinds of weird things that take place in Iowa. The interstate system though the state harbors many untold secrets.


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    You know guys for the past year I have been asking myself if the Jodie Husentruit case is connected to the 2 little girls that went missing and then found dead in a field up north in Iowa. I’ve gone through a murder myself and know first hand how hard it is to lose people that are close to you. I don’t know why they cannot find these 2 little girls murderer. To me our country truely lacks the desire to find people who have commited bad crimes no matter what they do.


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    I found this interview somewhat disturbing. In the media her colleague seems concerned, but this interview is telling. She says that she didn’t know her well personally, but accuses her of possible drug use. Her body language in interviews is weird and she says…”I wanted her job but not this way”…


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      I totally agree. Something seemed really odd about how she responded to questions about Jodi and how she characterized her. I also was curious if there was any real proof that she had in fact called jodi that morning. It was widely accepted she was the last person who had spoken to jodi, but do phone records prove it?


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    I wanted to address Pete’s two points. First of all, small towns is where most police corruption is found. The “good ol’ boy” mentality, where everyone knows everyone and people lie and cover for each other. Also, anyone that thinks drug use is more prevalent in big cities is ill informed. Small towns have a higher percentage of their populations using illicit drugs, Rx drugs, or alcohol because there’s much less to do and occupy people’s time, especially teenagers. Plenty of small, apple pie American towns are being ravaged by drug use. If so many of the good, solid, well paying factory and manufacturing jobs weren’t now overseas, the towns of Americana wouldn’t be turning into broke, unemployed Meccas of drug dealing and using. Jail us the only home many can afford. No longer can a man willing to physically work hard, support and raise a family. Those jobs are in Mexico(and other Latin countries and in turn they supply our drugs and were supporting the illegal aliens from there), China( who supports this country cause we owe them trillions of dollars and they’d just as soon see us blown off the map, India( they think we’re heathens cause our women can show their skin and use the word no). We promise aid everywhere to look like world heroes and were the laughingstock of the world.


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    Whoever took Jodi was lying in wait, it was well planned. That individual or individuals probably knew she was living alone, where she work and what time she left for the station, when she was heading to her car the kidnapping took place. Such a bright, young woman with her life and career on track. Prayers goes out to this family. I hope some closure could come to this family soon.


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    I am not very familiar with the Huisenfeldt case, but I have lived in that area and still have family there. I can say that Mason City, Clear Lake, and the other towns in that area seem to be as apple-pie American and normal as can be on the outside, but there has always been a strange undercurrent of things happening, people disappearing, and some heavy-duty drug activity — one of those chain pizza shops (forgot name) that were found to be a major source of heroin entering the Midwest back in the 70s was in Mason City, and they did good business before they were shut down. Even back in the 70s and 80s, local kids were a lot more involved in hard drugs than you would expect for a seemingly quiet area like that. There also seems to be more corruption in the local law enforcement than you would expect for such small cities and towns. Northern Iowa is a strange place.


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    B. McIntyre

    I can tell you this: Cerro Gordo County and the areas all around Mason City have something kind of ‘not right’ about them. If you do a search of people missing from Iowa, Mason City comes up as the place in Iowa where the most people have gone missing without a trace or have been found murdered in some very odd ways. Especially people with disabilities. There is something going on in Iowa and especially Cerro Gordo County that is highly suspicious. I am a member of several Missing Persons sites and that’s how I know all this. In fact, it’s so noticeable when one does a search of missing people in Iowa that I would think I shouldn’t be the only person to notice this interesting aberration or whatever you may want to call it. Seriously, do a search on http://www.doenetwork.org and check out for yourselves how many people are missing from Iowa. I think you might be quite amazed as I was when I first noticed it. Read the cases too. You’ll see that many, many of the people who have gone missing in Iowa are disabled folks who wouldn’t be able to just leave their homes on their own. Someone or someone’s is taking these people and using them for nefarious purposes, imho. Also, many young boys and men are missing from Iowa. Paperboy’s for example, like Johnny Gosch. In those cases, I am very sure I know exactly who is pulling those ones off and why. It all ties in with the Franklin Scandal in DC and Omaha where these young boys were and likely still are being kidnapped for Human Trafficking and worse purposes. Too bad nothing ever gets done about it, especially when we know exactly who is responsible! Whatever happened to Jodi is probably connected to these same ‘people’, if you can call them that. They will stoop to anything when it comes to getting their prey.


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      sounds like a pretty bad place if things like that happen all the time. Sadly Jodi was declared legally dead in 2001 but that doesnt necessarily means she is. Hopefully she is still alive and out there someware.


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      Brian Massey

      Ya. I think Jodi was killed by the same person who’s killed repeadily over and over again in the state of Iowa. What I don’t get is why no one has been caught or if they have been caught made them talk or get the truth out of them with truth cerum or promiseing them a lighter sentence if they tell where they buried the bodies. The honesty part here is death needs to be brought upon these people that are kidnapping or killing people. A prisoner in Missouri named Larry Hall did kidnapp and kill more than 40 women throughout the years in Missouri and the midwest. So Larry Hall could be the culprit who kidnapped Jodi it’s still a possibility.


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      I lived in the area my whole life and you are not wrong its a very horrible place with lots of ties with gangs and drugs most people from there have a very rude and strange attitude most people I have talked to say the even the police were involved in her dissaperence witch I don’t doubt. police there have a dirty reputation.from experience its not really the place you want to get to know any body to well if they aren’t on drugs they are probly into something worse


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    Michelle Akins

    Wow…This is an interesting case..I hope one day she will b found alive.I dont live in Iowa City or anywhere close to there.I’m a Floridian:) I’m a viewer of Unsolved Mysteries,and this is one of many cases that has interested me.Its sad when anybody goes missing:(


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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.


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.