Did a mysterious hitchhiker murder a med student in the Canadian wilderness?

Philip Innes Fraser

Composite #1 of hitchhiker

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On June 14th, 1988, 25-year-old Philip Fraser, the son of two physicians, left his home in Anchorage, Alaska, to enroll in a pre-med course at Evergreen College in Washington State.  Philip had packed everything he owned for the trip, including two handguns.  On June 17th, after losing two days to car trouble, Philip crossed the border into Canada.  Craig Gates was a corporal with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the time of Philip’s crossing:

“Philip did declare that he had two firearms of his own.  And at that point, our Canada customs people seized the firearms from him as it is illegal for Americans to enter Canada with any kind of a firearm.”

Composite #2 of hitchhiker

After a one-day delay, Philip Fraser was again, on his way.  His guns became the property of the Canadian government.  The next day, six hundred miles south of the border checkpoint, a hitchhiker was dropped off at a local café south of the border.  Café owner Gaye Frocklage was working when the hitchhiker stopped in:

“The individual that dropped him off didn’t come in to the café, just dropped him off and left… there was something wrong with him, in appearance, wasn’t comfortable.

Gaye’s daughter, Tina, was also working at the cafe:

“I remember saying to Mom, you know maybe he escaped from a mental institution because he was so strange.”

Nobody was in the café at the time, and Gaye worried for her daughter’s safety:

“I wouldn’t leave her alone in the building with him as there was nobody else there at the time. I said to Tina, well you go ahead and take care of him and I’ll just hang around.  As I passed the side window, I saw a small black car pull up to the side of the café.  And the young man in the car… was searching his car like he had misplaced something that he needed.”

Composite #3 of hitchhiker

The vehicle was Philip Fraser’s.  Meanwhile, inside the café Gaye was relieved when the hitchhiker finally finished his meal.  He paid for his bill in Canadian money.  Gale then watched as the hitchhiker approached Philip’s car:

“The car sat for a few minutes and then he pulled ahead like he had second thoughts.  The hitchhiker just ran beside him and pulled the door open and the young man in the car proceeded to let him enter.”

According to Gaye, it was then that Philip drove off with the hitchhiker in his car:

“The strange thing was that, as they left the yard, Tina made some remark about he’s going to live to regret the day he picked this man up.  It was like a sixth sense that this man was capable of anything.”

The mysterious hitchhiker wants a ride

Eight hours later and 200 miles south of the Café, Eddie and Pauline Olson, of Kitwanga, Canada, pulled over to help a stranded motorist.  Eddie Olson remembered how nervous the man was:

“I thought that he was just scared of being out there late at night, and at that point I just said well I’ll tow you home and we’ll figure it out in the morning.”

Eddie Olson offered to let him sleep in their basement for the night.  The next morning, the young man told Edie that his parents were both doctors in Anchorage and that he was on his way to college in the States, to study medicine:

“I got to talking to him about his car and he told me that if I was interested, he would sell it to me.  But I said the only way I would buy it is if he waited until Monday and we went through customs.  And he said that would be too late for him.”

The Olsons were surprised when the young man pulled out two wallets and began to behave secretively.  He gave the Olsons twenty dollars in American money, then left to fix his car.  Within an hour, the young man was back on the road, headed south.  The car trouble had turned out to be nothing more than a broken fan belt.

Then, just twelve hours later, the charred ruins of Philip Fraser’s car were found at a car wash in Prince George, British Columbia, 300 miles from the Olson’s home.  According to Corporal Gates, the car was completely gutted prior to being set on fire:

“Nothing was found in the car of any significance.  In fact none of Philip Fraser’s belongings have ever been found.  The parents were contacted in Alaska and there was a great deal of investigation done at that point, as Philip was considered a missing person and potentially a homicide victim.”

Philip’s father, Dr. Robert Fraser, was not very hopeful after hearing the news:

“I was sure that there had been foul play.  But I kept hoping, thinking of all sorts of alternatives like maybe he decided he wanted to ditch his car and be on his own … intellectually I knew that was wrong because he really loved his car.”

Six weeks later, Dr. Fraser was informed that his son’s body had been found seventy miles from the Olson’s home:

“I felt angry and bitter. I wondered what kind of a person would destroy someone who was so idealistic and so full of life.”

What really happened along that lovely stretch of Canadian highway?  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police believed that the mysterious hitchhiker learned everything he could about Philip and then killed him.  Corporal Gates believed the hitchhiker assumed Philip’s identity, stole his possessions, and finally, attempted to destroy the car:

“In my mind, he most definitely is a dangerous person.  He’s taken one life.  He has the capability of taking more… and I would consider him very dangerous.”

The authorities believe that the hitchhiker is familiar with Toronto and Seattle and may be using Philip’s name—Philip Innes Fraser.  Among the items never recovered were Philip’s birth certificate, visa, passport, and checkbook.


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

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31 Comments

  1. Magnus

    Philip Fraser
    Robert Elmer Kleason

    Now dead serialkiller Robert Elmer Kleason look a lot like the police scetches of the hitchhiker the witnesses saw getting into Fraser’s car. Kleason lived in Buffalo close to the Canadian border at the time of Fraser’s disappearance. At the time Kleason had just managed to get out of death row due to a technicality, and his face was all over the media. Isn’t it possible he went to Canada to avoid media attention? And with no money after quite some time in jail he should have been pretty desperate for cash, and was possibly hitchhiking.
    I’ve tried to find out where Kleason went inbetween his release and later moving to England, but with no luck.
    This was before DNA mind you. If I’m right it’s quite possible that the canadian police never looked at Kleason as a possible suspect.
    Just a thought.

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  2. Beccaboo

    I found the cafe owner Gaye Frocklage on Face book. She told me that the 40 mile cafe isn’t there anymore, they sold it in 1997 and the rest of the land in 1999. She said Phillip seemed a very nice guy and exactly what she said on UM is what happened. She told it as it unfolded. Philip was driving away and they exchanged a few words and so it seemed that Philip let him in. I didn’t want to keep bothering her with questions, seemed like a nice lady.

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  3. anon

    It suddenly struck me that maybe the hitchhiker while jogging beside Phillip’s car before getting in threatened Phillip…not with danger to himself – he can clearly just drive off…but with the two women in the diner.

    Explains why Phillip changed his mind about picking the stranger up. A single young man may think of himself a bigger challenge to kill than 2 women, and if he’s driving…that gives him some (misguided) sense of control over the situation.

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  4. Petaa motex

    This story creeps me out more than any other on Unsolved. I like road trips and traveling. Phillip was traveling to college and he was murdered so far away from home. The Canadians shouldn’t have taken the guns as Phillip was just passing through. This guy definitely looks like a creep and I would hate to run into him. Hope he is caught. He makes me scared to pick up hitchhikers.

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  5. chris

    I ran across the name of Ronald Dominique on the internet, a serial killer from Louisiana who murdered and raped men. His looks similar to the composite.

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    • Chris R.

      Most definitely wouldn’t have been Ronald Dominique, as he didn’t go on a murder spree until 1997 (according to several websites), 9 years after Phillip died. Plus, Phillip was traveling from Alaska to Washington state, while Ronald did his “dirt” in Louisiana.

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  6. Fraser

    Has anyone ever thought to type that name on Facebook and see who comes up?

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  7. LUIS FREEH

    FRASER” WELL”I” UNDERSTAND YOUR INTEREST BUT “WHY” NOT TELL ME THAT IS WHY U SAID I WAS DUE SOUTH? NOW MY HELACOPTER IS BEHIND “MY” AIRPORT.

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  8. Anonymous

    Has anybody else ever speculated that this case might be related to the Blair Adams case (also featured on UM)?

    I’ve always pondered this because a couple of the composites really look like some of the pictures they show of Adams. Specifically composite #2 looks almost identical to a picture they show of Adams.

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  9. Anna

    I saw this story last night for the first time. This morning I saw the news from Michigan about the Uber driver named Jason Dalton, who killed several people. The sketches of the hitchhiker look very much like Jason Dalton. Has anyone else thought this?

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  10. Butch

    Michael Wayne McGray. Born just north of Toronto, and implicated (by his own admission) in several hitchhiker-style killings in British Columbia and Seattle. Physically fits the profile of Fraser’s killer.

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  11. Janalyn

    I really feel for Phillip Fraser — could have been me! A few years ago I picked up a young woman who was running in the street at night, as I exited a freeway offramp. She shouted something to me as I passed her. I was afraid that if I didn’t let her in my car the next motorist might hit her. Her eyes were fearful and she said someone was trying to kill her. I’m also a young woman and I felt for her. I took her to an emergency room, and she told story after story about being held against her will, raped, pursued… until I realized they didn’t make any sense and she was either on drugs or mentally ill. The intake nurses and I tried to calm her and keep her there, but she ran back out into the night. I was so concerned about her safety (and the safety of other drivers) that I notified the police. Eventually she was picked up by the police and arrested, but they couldn’t tell me what the charges were. Good thing her paranoia didn’t turn on me!

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  12. joseph nodine

    I just saw this episode on tv and the three drawings of that hitchhiker LOOKS like my brother who is on America’s most wanted and still being hunted for…. I believe it is him. his name is howard james nodine the 3rd 3rd belive hitchhicker

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  13. Steffy C

    A few things that I’m curious about are, how was the hitchhiker acting that was so creepy to the cafe workers? What was he doing exactly that made them so nervous and so certain he was bad news? They don’t really say. You normally just don’t look at someone who looks out of place and say “that man is dangerous”.
    I think it would help if they explained that a little more. Maybe someone would recognize him for something creepy that he does.
    What I find really disturbing is that he basically chased Frazer in his car after he clearly refused to give him a ride. I guess being kind doesn’t pay off after all.
    Frankly, if anyone ever ran alongside my car after I told them “no” then I would’ve been out of there in record time. I really wonder what he said to him to get him to stop and let him in. Was it something that made him feel bad for him or was it some type of threat? I’m leaning more towards the former simply because if he did in fact threaten him, he probably wouldn’t have stopped.
    Another thing that bothers me a lot is who was the person that dropped off the hitchhiker at the cafe? Didn’t the cafe workers see the car and able to describe it? At least the color, make and model? I really think that would have been a huge key to solving this case. Even if they weren’t able to describe the car then this driver must have heard about this case by now. Something just doesn’t add up with that. Maybe it’s possible that it was someone the hitchhiker knew? Or possibly even related to?

    I think it’s more than likely that this hitchhiker/killer is from the area where he had ditched the car. At least close to where he wanted to go. If not then he would’ve more than likely had to get a ride from another motorist and that person could have identified him eventually and told police where he had brought him.
    So it makes sense that he is or was from the British Columbia area.
    I am personally shocked that this scumbag has never been identified. Maybe the story wasn’t big enough for too many to notice.

    Its too bad that there weren’t better detectives on the case. I have no doubt that it would’ve been solved if there were.
    They actually think this guy is/was using Frazer’s name and information as his own? That’s just ridiculous.
    Unfortunately, since it has been this long, and the crime scene spans several areas, states, and even countries, I am quite certain that they will never solve this case.
    It’s just sad. Such a bright kid with a promising future.

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  14. Caitie

    I think that the women who owned/worked in the cafe were right to be suspicious of the hitchhiker. I wonder what the guy said to get into Philip’s car, because it seems like Philip didn’t want to pick him up, so I wonder if the hitchhiker threatened him or something.

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  15. Rebecca

    Phillip left the café with the hitchhiker, eight hours later the Olson’s picked up the hitch hiker. It seems the hitcher hiker murdered Phillip and assumes Phillip’s identity. The hitch hiker has things people just don’t leave behind (birth paper, passport, checkbook),The Olsen’s claim the hitch hiker had two wallets and began to behave secretively. The Olson’s picks up the hitch hiker and offered a tow to their home, also offered to let him sleep in their basement for the night. Hmmm. That was a devastating blow to that family. I wonder why he didn’t try to call his parents to inform them of his car troubles, maybe they could have suggested something or at least know his whereabouts and what is going on.

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    • tim

      He didn’t call his parents because he was dead :-/ it quite clearly states that the hitch hiker impersonated Phillip when the Olsens stopped to help….

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    • Paul Meier

      Obviously hitchhiker stole Phil’s identity to help himself. I remember this case more than any other because of the randomness of it. Been a long time but I hope some day they catch that scumbag.

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    • Chris R.

      The Hitchhiker wasn’t the one with the parents, it was Phillip. I also believe that the Hitchhiker not only stole Phillip’s Identity and his possessions but might’ve killed him to do it too. Hitchhiker is/was an ugly personality. However, Phillip seemed like a nice young gentleman with a beautiful personality. Phillip reminded me of this white boy in my computer class who gave me sunglasses at the end of the semester.

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  16. Jan

    The composite looks very much like my cousins who were living in Alaska at the time. Their father and half his cousins had been in jail for fraud, stealing selling drugs. If it was any part of this line of my family I can well imagine they were capable of murder. My cousins had deep set brown eyes and had like colored to dark brown hair but all had dark brown bushy eye brows except for 1. Several had the same hair cut but then sometimes would cut it in a surfer type hair cut pulled to the left side.

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  17. Stacey

    What I’m wondering is they say that his body was found 70 miles from the Olson’s home. In which direction? That could help determine a lot. I’m guessing he was found between the café and the Olson’s house. If he was found past the Olson’s house his body must have been in the trunk the whole time, which seems unlikely if he was trying to sell the car to the Olson’s. Very curious case. Seems like someone would have to know something.

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  18. Anonymous

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  19. grahamclayton

    The interesting point is what happened to the hitchiker just prior to Fraser’s meeing with the Olsons. Did he leave Fraser, and then catch up with him the next day? If Fraser was so afraid of this person, why did he pick them up? I am assuming that it was the hitchhiker who murdered Fraser, took all of his belongings and torched his car. If not, then Fraser was murdered by another person, who was not the hitchhiker.

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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.