The Mysterious Lost Family of Monica Libao - Unsolved Mysteries

A woman who believes she was kidnapped as an infant wants to find her real family.

Monica Libao was a teen when she heard the story

The family moved twice a year, for 15 years

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Monica had to stay home on class picture day

In May of 1970, somewhere in Texas, a little girl named Monica Libao clutched her only friend and waited patiently. Her family was on the move again. Monica would move a total of 28 times in 15 years, nearly one move every six months:

“I would come home from school, you know, and there would be boxes everywhere, and I knew it was time to go again.”

Monica’s parents, Pablo and Burma Libao, were relatively old to have children her age. Monica’s two half-sisters were already grown and had moved away. Monica had learned not to question her family’s nomadic lifestyle or why she was always kept home from school on class picture days. Then, at age 16, Monica came across a long buried family secret:

“My mother got ill and I had to transfer her medical papers to where she was in the hospital. I began reading through my mom’s folder. That’s when I found out that my mother had a total hysterectomy in 1945. There’s no way I could have belonged to her.”

She searched for clues to her real identity

If Burma Libao wasn’t Monica’s mother, then who was? Monica confronted her alleged mother Burma, and asked her for the truth:

“She got mad. But she told me that my mother was a family member, my sister. I was shocked. That was probably the worst shock of my life.”

It was true that Monica’s half-sister was much older –19 years, in fact– but was she truly Monica’s mother? Monica had to find out and confronted her sister:

“I asked her straight out if she was my mother and she said, ‘No, I’m not your mother.’ She said ‘Mom just doesn’t want to face the truth.’ And my sister told me that my real mother sold me for a bus ticket to New York and that she was trash and no good, and that I didn’t need to know her anyway.”

Now faced with two conflicting and bizarre stories, Monica didn’t know who to trust or what to believe. After searching her home, Monica finally found her birth certificate, which indicated she was born in Chicago during the early 1960s. But strangely, it listed no hospital, no address, and no doctor. Also, the document had been filed when Monica was seven years-old, not at her birth.

Clue: Unusual shape on left earlobe

Years later, in 1990, at the age of 26, Monica contacted an Illinois judge, hoping to locate her adoption records. But the judge’s response only deepened the mystery:

“The judge told me that she could not find anything from the years 1962, ’63, ’64, and that she had searched all the records that they have there.”

For the next decade, Monica was haunted by the strange and conflicting stories about her past. Still, she managed to get on with her life, marry, and have a daughter of her own.
One day, during a rare family get-together, Monica decided to try one last time to find out the truth and confronted Burma once again:

“My mom, at that point, was just angry, very angry. She started getting mad.  And my sister, she just kind of looked at her.”

According to Monica, her half-sister suddenly became irate. She began ranting about how, nearly four decades earlier, her mother had hidden a tiny baby from the police. Monica was stunned. In an instant, her past came flooding back. She remembered as a teenager overhearing her father talk about stashing a cardboard box in a bar, something about roadblocks, and the need to tell the truth. To Monica, a disturbing scenario had begun to emerge:

“The indication that I got from the whole thing is that my mother had probably kidnapped me. I really started thinking, ‘My God, how could they just up and take me from somebody?’”

Whichever way she turned, Monica was faced with a troubling past. Had she been abducted as an infant, a horrible crime that forced Pablo and Burma Libao to constantly run from the law? Perhaps a desperate young woman had sold Monica for the price of a bus ticket? Or, maybe the woman Monica knew as her half-sister was actually her own birth mother. Whatever the answer may be, Monica is desperate to find out the truth:

“I would be willing to go through anything, a DNA test, anything at all to be able to find out the truth behind all this. I am without an identity. I am searching and I’m probably going keep searching. I’m not going to give up.”

Monica was born with a uniquely shaped ear lobe on her left ear, a clue that may help confirm her true identity. If she was in fact kidnapped, she believes it happened in the Miami, Florida area in 1963 or 1964.


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

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45 Comments

  1. Abby

    For all of those saying it is the Gill baby, please stop. That little girl had a completely formed earlobe. It couldn’t possibly be her.

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  2. William Uchtman

    I think a major problem in this case is in trying to match Monica to a missing person. What if Monica’s mother was the missing person? Has anyone searched the Doe Network for missing women who could be Monica’s mother?

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  3. Hollie

    On June 13, 1965, a two-year-old (Elizabeth Ann Gill) was kidnapped out of Missouri. Her baby pictures and yours look similar.

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  4. Sarah

    Could it be that she was adopted on the black market? I think it’s super unlikely for a baby in the US to not get reported missing. But apparently DNA testing did conclude that she isn’t biologically related to the people that raised her.

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  5. Michelle

    When I saw this story I was deeply touched and sad for Monica I would love to know when she recovers her true family

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  6. Anonymous

    Hello Misty,and Thank you for getting in touch with me,This is definitely worth looking into,however more information will be needed,on a more private bases,can you please send me an email to monka44@live.com or if you have facebook my Name is Monica Susie Libao Wolfe ,you can send me a pm there also and again ty <3 God Bless <3

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  7. Anonymous

    Monica, this is a terribly heart breaking story. In your position I would see the police or a lawyer and have them interrogate the people who raised you. It is incredibly cold and naïve of them to think that it is ok to raise a child that is not their’s and have no official adoption papers or any other documents to explain the situation.
    Good luck.

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  8. Anonymous

    My friend of 17 years, William Pelski, was mayor of Pompano Beach FL during the early 60s. He told me 2 little girls went missing. Among other measures to find them, he had all the sand on the beach removed, checked, replaced. The girls were never found. Could you be one of them?

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  9. Anonymous

    Wow, we are shocked such kidnap against baby outside Christ, all saints at local churches are support you talking to your real mom in Christ.

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    • Tom

      What does this have to do with Christ? If Jesus were real like Santa then why did she get kidnapped in the first place!? She doesn’t need to be evangelized to right now…

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  10. Anonymous

    I like she may be the Gill baby that went missing in 1965. So many similarities. The baby pictures are almost identical. The Gill family hired a private investigator out of Florida although the baby went missing out of Missouri I think. The Gill family is still looking for Elizabeth Gill.

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  11. CeCe Moore

    For those of you who suspect that you might be related to Monica, please submit your DNA to one of the three commercial genealogy DNA databases: AncestryDNA, 23andMe or Family Tree DNA Family Finder. Monica is in all three databases and your DNA will be compared to hers there. Thank you.

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  12. Misty Fields

    My mother’s aunt Violet had an infant that was kidnapped in the early 1960’s. I believe that she was living in Miami at the time. The only information that I have are stories that my mother told me many years ago. The story that I have is that Violet may have been unwed and left home out of shame and she had made friends with a couple that had been helping her. Only days after having the baby girl Violet had complications and had to stay in the hospital and trusted this couple to care for the baby unit she was released but when she got out the couple was gone with the baby and was never found. This is all I know and my mother and my aunt Violet are both deceased but I know she never forgot about that baby! I don’t think she ever had any other children but she still has family in Kentucky. I know that it’s a long shot but worth looking into. Surely there should be police records or something. If nothing else if you happened to be that baby I would be a blood relative. I would definitely willing to take a DNA test. Good luck in your search.

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    • Mike Neverett

      Misty,
      Interesting for sure. I’ve worked on Monica’s case for years. Would like to talk with you more about your Aunt Violet to compare ome notes.

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  13. James Connaire

    I seen your story on unsolved tv and I found it to be very interesting and sad

    I will pray for you,i wish you all the best

    I wish I could help.

    My mother always says the power of prayer.

    James Connaire
    Cincinnati,Ohio

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  14. Austin Brock Miner

    This is so so sad I just saw the story today

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  15. isobel baxter

    Hi Monica I have watched your story on unsolved mysteries here in wales UK. I hopethat you get aall the answers that you need soon. I have asked archangel chamuel to help you find your family. He is archangel who helps to find lost families .u wish you all the best.x

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  16. India

    I just saw your case today on Unsolved Mysteries, and it just made my heart so sad. I don’t know why I am so drawn to this case… I guess because I can’t imagine finding out in my adult years that I was kidnapped, and my “family” won’t tell me who my biological family is, or at least where I was born, so I could get a lead on information. I pray that the cousins you did find can help you with something. God bless you.

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  17. Monica Susie Libao Wolfe

    I Just Want to thank you all for showing Interest in my case,A lot has happened over the years and i have had many helpers,dna was done with the family that raised me and all was negative,with that result i am almost sure i was kidnapped,i always have known inside my heart, Also my dna was submitted into the national codis for the missing,as well as many ancestry sites,though i have found very distant cousins,no one seems to know or remember me,i believe with all my heart that my case will be solved ,we are very close now ,again thank you all for prayers and support ,God Bless <3

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  18. Jimbo

    I think Monica should sign up to Long Lost Family. Now, it’s been renewed for season two.

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  19. Anthony durrant

    l have no missing persons that l know of in my family, but l feel drawn to this case in a way l could never explain if l tried. Ms. Libao, I would suggest you take your case to the Doe Network, a group who locates missing persons and whom l have presented a case file myself to on another matter.

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  20. Anthony durrant

    There is no missing person that l know of in my family, yet l have always felt drawn to this case for reasons l could never explain if l tried. l wish Ms. Libao all the best of luck for the forseeable future.

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  21. William

    I have to say that this is one of the top Unsolved Mysteries cases I’ve followed over the years, and with all the new advancements in DNA research that can trace what part of the country a person is from, etc. I find it incredulous that this case has yet to be resolved. It makes me wonder if there was unmitigated circumstances around Monica’s birth that she can’t trace down her true family.

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  22. Anonymous

    Try doing an ancestry.com dna profile?

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  23. Eric W Bohannon

    I Get She was kidnapped by extended family, I see fake docs. the family is or was a friends of a friends. I See inter action you even attended church together, with your family, but they did not know, I think you and a real sister, is making the 4 of us is making contact, your family, real mom, was tending a booth at a swap meat, right next to the kidnappers, and did not trust them concerning you, in her gut, she knew. you were told you were 2 or 3 or 4 or 5th cousins. or friends of friends they are in tx, your real did is a repairman of some kind, your mom and a sister are insurance adjuster people. They are outside of Houston, TX hope this helps

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  24. Anonymous

    There is a lot of information that might help Monica on http://www.familysearch.org.

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  25. Researcher

    There is a missing girls case on Google she went missing from Florida in 1965 get name was Elizabeth gill I hope maybe this can help if someone out there knows …

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  26. Rachel

    Just saw your story today. I pray you find your parents soon.

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  27. james lemon

    In the show it was stated that monica last name was wolfe, is this correct? I and many of my siblings were born at the cook county hospitol in the 60’s. My mother adopted many of her kids to families who could not have kids or wanted a particular gender. My mother mentioned Wolfe , to me days before she past away. Monica could very well be my sister.

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  28. sara garcia

    there was a child miaain on march 18 from tyrone pa might want to look into it the childs name is kathleen shea she was born on 02/02/1959 she was 6 years old at the time she has blue eyes couldnt tell what color your eyes were on umsolved

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  29. Debbie skinner

    I would like to know if Monica has found her birth mother yet? Monica I hope you have been able to find your mother or father. I think it must be very difficult for you to not know who they are. Good luck.

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  30. margie

    Elizabeth Gill was kidnapped on a Sunday afternoon in 1965. The age progression looks a lot like MS. Libao http://www.officialcoldcaseinvestigations.com/showthread.php?15337-Search-for-Cape-girl-who-vanished-in-1965-continues-with-help-of-Florida-private-inve

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  31. sinni

    why don’t you take a dna test

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    • concerned

      She did take a DNA test & was found to be unrelated to those who raised her. It’s also been submitted to a national database

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  32. Anonymous

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3419dfbc.html Case File: Edna Bette-Jean Masters – 3419DFBC You look just like the age progression picture

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  33. Steven

    Why hasn’t Monica taken a DNA test? And why isn’t she out there looking for her birth parents? Why not go to Chicago if they are still around? Surely her birth parents would have remembered her left ear if they were watching that story.

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  34. angela0040

    Monica if you’re still checking these posting’s here’s a case you may want to look at-

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3419dfbc.html

    The ages and time frame are a somewhat off, and the girl went missing from Canada and not the US, but what caught my eye was a note about an ear lobe deformity. Since it’s such a distinct feature I thought I’d post the link so you can at least take a look at it.

    Thanks and good luck,

    Amy

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  35. Cindy S.

    This story caught my ear. The words “Chicago”, “Kidnapping”, “Early 1960’s”, “Mother was Trash”. I don’t know that my story can help Monica find the truth but there’s a very strong connection to much of her story. In (or around) Aug.- Oct. 1962, my Aunt “kidnapped” my older sister while we lived in “Chicago”. She bought a “Bus or Train Ticket” & returned to Hamilton, Oh. She was supposedly paid by my Grandmother to do this. My Aunt was “Trash” & had approximately 5 children, giving all of them up except for the last 2. I only know 3 of her children (girls) & am aware of 2 more (boys), adopted by family members. She was very capable of many many dirty deeds. The fact that she’d been stricken with Polio at age 5, & walked with arm brace crutches, did not stop her from “Kidnapping”, being shot in a bar, having many children & giving them away, doing drugs & serving at least 2 prison terms. She was born in (or around) 1937 – 1939 & would’ve been in her early to mid 20’s at the time of my sister’s “Kidnapping”. It would not surprise me, if I learned she’d sold her own child or Kidnapped & sold someone else’s for the Bus / Train ticket. She had no child with her (nor gave birth to any during this time frame) when we all moved to Chicago in (or around) March / April 1962, I was only a few months old at the time, my sister was 7. She was definitely paid or acquired funds to catch a Bus/Train back to Hamilton, as we were very poor & my Mother told of how (in search of my sister & Aunt), they had only enough money to either walk to Bus/Train Station & catch a ride back or catch a ride to the station & walk back. They did the latter & told of having to walk over & around much filth & many “Chicano’s” laying in ditches even, many Puerto Rican & Spanish people in the area. There’s so much more to this story & may not be related but if any of it can help Monica in her search, I can fill in some details later. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, best wishes to Monica & her search for the truth. Cindy

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  36. Martin Williams

    National Geographic operates a genealogy service which involves sending a DNA sample ( cheek swab ) and costs about $50 I think. The results show a number of people with high probability of being closely related. If mom and half-sister also contributed to this analysis it seems probable that further evidence would be developed. Of course it is not likely that Monica’s mom is in the database but someone related to her may be. There is reasonable probability that someone from the region of Monica’s birthplace and distantly related is in the database. A cluster of DNA relatives might be indicative of birthplace and might be able to provide information if asked.

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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.