A young man withdraws hundreds of dollars with his ATM card, then vanishes.

Matthew Chase

1st composite of a possible suspect

CASE DETAILS

On June 8, 1988, in Los Angeles, 22-year-old Matthew Chase returned from dinner with his roommate, Teresa Dahl.  That night, Chase remembered that he needed to deposit his pay check.  Teresa lent Matt her car and asked if he could pick up some cat food on the way home:

“It should have taken Matt approximately 10, 15 minutes to run the errand.  The bank was about two blocks from our home and normally he walked.  And that particular evening, he’d taken my car so at the most 15 minutes would be sufficient.”

2nd composite of a possible suspect

But by the next morning, Matt still had not come home.  Teresa and their other roommate, Steve, called the bank, pretending to be Matt.  They wanted to find out if he had used his bank card the night before.  The bank said he had—several times.  Steve and Teresa then called the police.  Scott Burkhart of the Los Angeles Police Department was the lead investigator on the case:

“A light came on, indicating that this is not going to be a normal, run of the mill case.  It’s going to be something that requires some in-depth investigation.  And it may not turn out to be a good case, as we call them.  When we reviewed the bank records, it indicated that he made a successful deposit of a paycheck, received cash back, and then returned to the same branch approximately 30 minutes later, and attempted to withdraw $280 which he knows is over the amount of cash he can receive per day.  The theory there would be that either he was being forced to attempt to withdraw these amounts, or he was signaling to the bank, to the computer for help.” 

Was Matt coerced to make withdrawals?

That same night, two more attempts were made to withdraw cash.  The first was for $200. It was refused because of insufficient funds.  Then, a minute later, $100 was requested.  Since Matt’s paycheck had not yet been posted, this amount was also refused.  Only eleven minutes later, the card was used at another branch in a different neighborhood.  Again, the withdrawals were unsuccessful.  But according to Burkhart, this time a hidden camera took pictures and showed a strange man standing over Matt’s right shoulder:

“According to these surveillance cameras at the branch, the person standing next to Matt was somewhat shorter, somewhat stockier, and overall, he shouldn’t have been in the photograph.  No one is going to let someone stand that close to him while they use an ATM machine where they can see the PIN number.”

Police suspect that Matt may have been abducted by the man in the photograph while he was making his first transactions. Then, in an attempt to call for help, they speculate Matt may have deliberately entered erroneous amounts, hoping to attract attention.  Over the next day and a half, there were five more withdrawal attempts.  By this time, Matt’s paycheck had cleared, so $400 was withdrawn from his account.  Finally, the card was confiscated by the machine.  But when the card was dusted for prints, none were found.  Police believed that either the card was wiped clean or that Matt’s abductor used gloves.

Did the bandana belong to Matt’s abductor?

Upon hearing of their son’s disappearance, Matt’s mother and father came down from Oregon to search for their son and for the car he drove to the bank that night.  According to Matt’s father Frank Chase, they were initially hopeful:

“At first… I think, that we were going to stumble onto the car somewhere in the near proximity of where they live.   I believe, after a couple, three nights of doing this we became very frustrated.”

Police had no immediate answers.  An attack might have left Matt injured, abducted or even worse.  Undeterred, Matt’s roommate, Steve Dahl, began distributing his picture at a local rescue mission:

“I talked to several of the people there, and a couple of the volunteers that worked at the midnight mission said, when I showed them, just his drivers license, because I’d run out of posters, said, Oh yes, we have seen him.  He’s been in here several times eating… They started to describe him to me and they said, he’s very tall and thin, isn’t he, and very lanky?  And I said, yes, exactly.  And for them to get that from one of those tiny pictures from a driver’s license, is really miraculous.  And we thought well, wow, they really have seen him and we thought we were just so close to finding him at that point.”

On June 27th, almost three weeks after Matt’s disappearance, the car he had been driving was finally found.  According to Scott Burkhart, the abandoned car was in a close proximity to where he had vanished:

“When they found that car, they ran the license plates… and it indicated that it is associated with a missing person, and I wanted the vehicle held for latent fingerprints.  They dusted it for fingerprints, looked at it for other evidence of a crime, and the car was completely void of fingerprints.”

Police found only one clue in the car—a blue bandana.  The bandana did not belong to either Matt or Teresa.  Investigators believe that the blue bandana may have belonged to Matt’s abductor.

Update:

Three months after he disappeared, the remains of Matt Chase were discovered in a ravine in nearby Pasadena.  The cause of death was a gunshot wound.

In 2018, the LAPD cleared Matthew’s case. A member of Matthew’s family said that they feel confident that Matthew’s killer was David “Bear” Meza, who died the day after Matthew disappeared. Although there is still the possibility that Meza had accomplices, the family is grateful for some closure.


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

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50 Comments

  1. Charles

    This case has always scared me. My older brother was in Pasadena at the time of Matthew’s disappearance. He was in town to see Depeche Mode who were playing at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988. Matthew’s body was discovered in Pasadena. I think we all like to consider ourselves cautious, however what happened to Matthew could seemingly happen to anybody.

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  2. A.H.

    Unsolved.com,

    According to this FB group for Matthew, police have ruled David ‘Bear’ Meza as the killer. The LAPD have cleared the case. Important update you may want to add, but we should NOTE that they aren’t ruling out other accomplices:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/375856862809034

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  3. chris

    Maybe affiliated with MS-13 clique-Centrales Locos Salvatruchos (CLS).

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  4. Heather

    After looking at the artist sketches and the atm pictures enhanced; the guy with Matt appears to be 25-30, possibly younger if he was also using drugs. The reflection, is that Matts hand or another person, like a look out on the left. What is written on the windshield of the car?

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  5. MSchwartz

    Please follow the Facebook group, Justice for Matthew Marshall Chase @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/375856862809034/

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  6. michael

    We really need to get the actual bank surveillance photographs up here since those contained images of the actual perp. The “artist renderings” are worthless. Please contact me for access to the photographs. E-mail is provided.

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  7. N

    So the abductors/killers were smart/self-aware enough to wipe down everything including the bank card itself, removing any and all traces of fingerprints, yet they “mistakenly” left behind a bandana in their gang colors, with said gangs’ initials on it? And the gun was – assumingly, since no arrests have been made nor has any new information been released – used only once then never again? Sorry but this is all very fishy and I’m not buying it for a second, sounds like the actual murderer left behind the bandana to make it appear to be a gang-related crime when it more than likely had nothing to do with said gang. The composite doesn’t even appear latino to me, he looks white as heck(although I do concede that it is not the best image).

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  8. MIchael

    Several weeks ago, I phoned the Pasadena, CA police department and spoke with Sgt. Gomez and asked him to take another look at this case. He agreed. Since Matt’s body was found in Pasadena, jurisdiction falls there and NOT to Los Angeles. What proves that even further is that when the updated aired, the investigator interviewed was from Pasadena. And by the way, speaking of said investigator, whose name is Lionel Salgado, he is now a convict who pleaded guilty to groping a 14 year old girl. Does that give me confidence he handled the case properly? No, it sure doesn’t.

    For more discussion of this case and rare pictures of Matthew, join my Facebook group “Justice for Matthew Marshall Chase.” I also make an interesting observation in terms of the bank surveillance photographs. The page is in its beginning stages and I hope will expand. I was the one who unveiled a lot of info on another website that was previously unknown, such as where Matt disappeared from that people were wondering for years (7800 Fountain, Hollywood), someone used said info to update the case on the UM wiki.

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    • Anonymous

      With respect, he couldn’t have been abducted from 7800 Fountain. That’s a residential area. Are you sure you didn’t mean the nearby Wells Fargo on Sunset? Or a similar nearby bank?

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      • Michael

        7800 Fountain is where he lived. The first bank he went to was 2 blocks away, so he disappeared from the vicinity of that area. The segment says he left the house to go to the ATM and Teresa Dahl asks him to pick up some cat food. We know he made it to the ATM, deposited his check, received some cash back and then returned to the same ATM a half hour later. What happened and where during that 30 minutes remains a mystery.

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  9. Anonymous

    Hi Unsolved Mysteries,

    Is there a law enforcement we could contact? I wonder if they ever DNA tested the bandana. If they still have it, that could hopefully solve the crime.

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  10. Anonymous

    So sad, hope Matt is resting in peace

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  11. astrobeing

    Lots of people around Medford knew of Matt Chase. He was in school plays and dared to have “new wave” hair in a very conservative area long before it was cool. His most famous incident was taking a mannequin to the prom — this was shocking behavior for the time and area. Theresa also wasn’t afraid to go against the grain and a lot of kids who hated the town appreciated them. After this a lot of parents were scared when their kids moved to L.A. hoping to become actors and writers.

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  12. Dwe1991

    Ok if the police know that this was committed by a gang member of the los playboys. Why had they done ballistic matches from the bullet and other gunshot murders from the time around when the gentleman was suspected to have been shot. Surely if it was a gang member that same gun would have been used in other crimes.

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    • Superman

      I was also deeply saddened by Matthews case and the viewing of unsolved mysteries. And those are some awesome observations. Ive also thought abot the ballistics testing theory, however, if the gun was only used once ,and then ditched or dumped somewhere, sadly, it may never be found. However, I think it would be good for authorities to investigate and compare height and weight of individuals of the gang and its known factions that would have been consistent with the individual who, it seems, was shorter and stockier than matthew.

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  13. Padraic

    Just watched this one on Amazon. The face in the photograph scared me a bit.

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  14. Marie

    This case has always scared me. I hope they solve it.

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  15. Dan

    I grew up knowing him. We went to junior high school together and I went to high school with his brother. His parents are great people. I also know steve and Theresa Dahl. It made me sick when this happened. I remembered him at my birthday party and at school at Hedrick. May he be resting in Christ’s gentle arms and may justice be served

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    • N

      That is really cool, thank you so much for sharing! He sounds like an awesome dude. So often I feel like many people almost “forget” that these are indeed real people, with families and friends and lovers and lives; they’re no different from us, really. Instead we see them as entertainment or a game of “Clue”… so the more “humanizing” comments are always really neat and this one was no different. Thank you.

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  16. Chanita

    Somethings Not Right Here Why Did matt allow That Man To Get So close To Him I Really Do Believe That Matt Was Murdered! And To That Jerk The One Person Who Killed Matt I Hope You Rot In Hell You Stupid Idot!

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  17. LUIS FREEH

    HOW DID “STEVE” GET HIS DRIVER’S LICENSE? TO SHOW PEOPLE AFTER THE “POSTERS RAN OUT”. es PBS cls “I” THINK THEY WAS MAD AT THE “NBC” LIKE THE TV NETWOK!

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    • Butch

      This is genuinely the single stupidest comment ever posted to this website. Take comfort knowing that nobody finds this amusing in the least.

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    • CC

      It said plainly in the episode that he took his paycheck and his bank card with him when he went to the bank and left his wallet behind.

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  18. Yosef

    I just saw this again the other day on a rerun, and reminded me what a scary and terrible world this can be with wicked people. I really wish I actually could help solve this case, but I was only 6 months old on the other side of the country in 1988. I pray that one day the scum responsible for taking his life are brought to justice, in this world and the next. May Matt’s memory be a blessing and may his soul have an elevation. Shalom

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  19. Johnny

    The Matthew Chase murder is a cautionary tale for anyone going to ATM late at night. He would still be alive if he waited to the next morning to deposit his check. A sad day for his family and friends when his body was found. Anybody could have been the victim as the perpetrators stalked the ATM. Hope they find these killers. It’s been over 25 years.

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  20. What do I do?

    my neighbor looks identical to the second drawing/sketch.

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  21. Chris

    I believe a family member had him killed for future financial gain,dads business split in two instead of thirds came to about a $300,000 difference. I use past tense cuz matts father dies suspiciously yet ruled accidental on 8/31/07,plenty of time between the two deaths to avoid an obvious connection.

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    • Ryan

      His dad, who was $300,000 in debt, killed him for his $400 paycheck? That’s what you think happened? Really?! Likely not.

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  22. Dilemma

    Whoever killed Mathew chase was a member of the Playboy Gang which is pretty big in Los Angeles. The bandana is a huge clue and the playboy click all use the PBS CLS acronyms. Police need to interview PBS member from the time when Matthew Chase was killed and I think they can still bring the killer to justice.

    http://esplayboys13.blogspot.com/?m=1

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    • v

      exactly was going to post the same thing. probably a lot of people caught that

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    • McGee

      I agree with some of the commenters above ,the killers were definitely East Side Play Boy, Chicos Locos sect. There is a good chance that Maty’s killer or killers, is dead or in jail- with this murder occurring 29 years ago. I do think that detectives should reach out to some of the living gang members who be in theirs 40’s or 50’s to figure it out; I am sure that LAPD has these guys names in a database. If the person or persons who commited this murder is dead, they could at least close the case. If by chance all of them are living or free, I am sure some one would be able to point out the killer.

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    • Frank

      I grew up in the santa monica/western area of east hollywood and area that was run by MS 13 with White fence to the north, Clanton 14 and La Mirada to the east. What I do know is that unlike the PBS from Pico Union, the east side PBS is cut from the same cloth as the new gangs that grew from the immigration from central america. I was born in El Salvador and was brought here in 1979 so I grew up with these kind of gang members. Here’s the bad part, these new gang members came from worn torn countries where they had not just seen violence they had participated in it. The difference is in this country the cops or soldiers were not going to kill you and so there was less fear of law enforcement. Trust me the cops didnt patrol my neighborhood like they did in Los Feliz, where there were no gangs. Unfortunately Matt most certainly died soon after he was unable to produce money and was disposed of in the way many things are disposed of in our home country. It is burned. The best hopes of finding information would be someone incarcerated, from that gang, who knows something about the case and at his older age is starting to reflect on his life. Or a veterano who has probably moved on from the area but his tattoos still give him away. Of course these are only my opinions and experience but I hope the S.O.B that did this is brought to justice now that he has a family and a reason to live, only then will the punishment be effective. I’ll take dead also, DNA the rag this guy is in the system.

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  23. Royy

    The guy who murdered him probably died by now they need to start investigating again

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  24. Aly

    This young man appeared to have been murdered by the gang mentioned above. Police would need to investigate that. That plus forensics there has to be something. They saw him as an easy target. It’s sad and unfortunate. But the police needs to put these pieces together. No one deserves to die that way.

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  25. Josh R

    I remember when this case was first profiled. It is very sad and very scary. I agree with the above comment “Has this case gotten a fresh look”. With the technology available today, it should. May Matthew Chase rest in peace. My condolences to his family and friends. It is a horrible tragedy that needs to be solved.

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  26. Pretty Clear

    It seems pretty obvious that the Latino gang “Los Playboys” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboys_gang) robbed him at the ATM. They killed him, hopefully without raping him first. Really sad.

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  27. Rebecca

    So sad for his young man who had his life ahead of him, and for someone take it away. Prayers goes out to his family, this kind of closure is never easy. Rest in peace Matt

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  28. slueth k

    I know police have probably checked on the bandana…es playboys in la

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  29. drey

    Guy looks like someone I know

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  30. Bill

    Has this case gotten a fresh look? No DNA on the bandanna? How about a computer enhanced picture, with one of those updated height weight, full face computer generated pictures/estimates. I’d love to work this case.

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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.