Rap musician Tupac Shakur is gunned down in Las Vegas.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac and Suge Knight on the night of the murder

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Tupac Shakur was a prolific musician and actor.  During his short career, he released four platinum albums and starred in six feature films.

Wendy Day, founder of Rap Coalition, knew Tupac well:

“He was a great person. He was extremely charismatic. He was very intelligent, very business-smart, very funny, very warm, intelligent, caring. That was the Tupac that I knew.”

Fans gathered outside the hospital

But despite his success, Tupac couldn’t resist the lure of the streets.  He was arrested eight times between 1991 and 1995 and served an eight month prison term for rape.

In 1994, Tupac was shot five times and left for dead in the lobby of a New York recording studio.  Amazingly, he survived.  Given the reality of his criminal lifestyle, Tupac told friends that he never expected to reach his twenty-fifth birthday.  His prediction was off by three months.

On the night of September 7, 1996, thousands of boxing fans flocked to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for a match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon. Tupac Shakur was one of many celebrities in attendance that night.  With him was Marion “Suge” Knight, the CEO of Tupac’s recording studio.  The two high profile men were followed by an entourage of unarmed bodyguards and musicians. Tupac and Suge were also unarmed.

Cathy Scott, a reporter for the Las Vegas Sun who wrote a book about the murder, said it was strange for Tupac and his entourage to go out unarmed:

“Tupac… was known to pack a weapon– as was Suge and many people in the entourage.  They weren’t armed that night, and… everybody said they felt safe.  So it was a very festive mood. They were… playing the music loud, so they were in a partying mood. They were flirting with women.”

Fula was the only witness willing to talk

After the match, Tupac rode in Suge’s black BMW, headed to a Las Vegas club owned by Suge.  Shortly after 11 PM, Tupac and Suge pulled up to an intersection and spoke with two unidentified women.

Cathy Scott described the events that followed:

“The two were looking at the girls and talking to them. That’s what the witnesses have told the police. And that’s when a white Cadillac drove up on the passenger side next to Tupac and opened fire. Tupac tried to climb into the backseat and didn’t make it.”

Once the attackers fled, Suge drove off in the opposite direction.  He stopped for help at a nearby casino.  Tupac had suffered gunshot wounds in the chest, hip, and hand.  Suge had escaped with only a bullet graze across his temple.

There were thousands of witnesses to the shooting but police say only one person came forward, Yafeu Fula, one of Tupac’s backup singers.   He was riding in the car directly behind Suge and Tupac and told police he could identify the gunman.  However, after a brief interview police sent Yafeu home.

Frame from surveillance camera

As Tupac clung to life, fans gathered outside the Las Vegas hospital where he was being treated.  On September 13th, just six days after the shooting, Tupac Shakur died from his gunshot wounds.

Initial reports said that Tupac was a victim of gang violence.  Just three hours before the shooting, a hotel security camera at the MGM Grand recorded Tupac, Suge, and members of their entourage beating up an alleged member of the Los Angeles street gang, the South Side Crips.  It has been rumored that Suge Knight was linked to a rival gang.  Did this confrontation lead to Tupac’s murder?

The music video for Tupac’s “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” offered a clue to a second theory.  In the months before his death, Tupac was at the center of a heated rivalry between the East coast rapper Biggie Smalls and Sean “Puffy” Combs, the CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment. In the music video, Tupac blames his East coast rivals for the 1994 attack that nearly killed him.

Fula, the only witness, was gunned down

According to Wendy Day, the rivalry began after Tupac was shot five times in front of a New York recording studio:

“That rivalry between them existed because when Tupac was shot at Quad Studios, he felt, not that Biggie and Puffy set him up, but that they knew that it was coming and didn’t warn him.”

To this day, no one has been arrested for that shooting.

Some suspect the murder was an inside job set up by someone close to Tupac.  Several unanswered questions support this theory.   How did the gunman know where Tupac would be?  Why did Tupac seem to be the only target?  Why weren’t his bodyguards armed at the time of the shooting? And why was no one willing to cooperate with police?  Not even Tupac’s bodyguards?

Cathy Scott recalls speaking to Las Vegas homicide detectives shortly after the murder:

“What I was told by one homicide detective was that everybody went deaf, dumb, and blind. They were surprised, because they said these are professional bodyguards. They’re paid to guard, you know, Tupac.  Yet they didn’t see anything.”

Yafeu Fula was the only witness who came forward, but he never had the opportunity to view a photo lineup of possible suspects.  Two months after returning to his home in New Jersey, Yafeu was gunned down in the stairwell of a housing project.  Was this a random act of violence or a premeditated murder to keep him from talking to the authorities?

There are many theories in this unsolved murder case.  Now that the only eye-witness is dead, some believe Tupac’s killer may never be found.


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27 Comments

  1. Black Cobra

    I personally think Suge Knight is responsible. Think. How could a man his size not got hit by even one gunshot even by accident? Suge WAS mad at Tupac for trying to work with a rival record label. He definetly is involved. I think he ordered a hit on Tupac. He knew Tupac was friends with the other record label members and was planning to leave Death Row Records.

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  2. AppleFritter

    You know the weird thing about everybody speculating that Tupac isn’t dead? A few years ago someone wrote a book about Elvis claiming that since his death, people have spotted him in multiple places and the book went as far as claiming that an artist named Orion was actually Elvis, not because of his physical appearance, but because of his vocal ability, claiming that Orion’s voice was of Elvis himself because nobody could do what he did. Now, This with Tupac. I think that people just don’t want to believe that the people they idolized, are dead. I get it, it’s kind of messed up that they only have theories about who killed Pac, but I also think that people just don’t want to accept that he’s gone. I sure don’t tbh. I love listening to Tupac but maybe, just maybe he is ACTUALLY gone.

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  3. Anonymous

    Y DON’T ya look into suge,its round the time that he was infiltrating easy e, cube, and dr. Dre…..
    They knew what he is about, and it s all bout his rise to fame on someone else’s dime and talent, he deliberately set things up from the gate. Knew what kind of behavior would sell in rap music,esspecially east and west rivalry.
    By offering pac a contract deal while still sitting in the penitentiary,kinda makes u feel obligated cuz of the love he was givin him,while locked up…

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    • ANONYOUS

      I agree with everyone with the gang feud, and the constant aggravated assault and unnecessary murder that seems to follow. But as for this case it seems as though it was staged, almost planned for Tupac to die that night. I only say this cause Tupac was an extraordinary individual and had a plan from day one. He even wrote a song about his death before it happened and swore he wouldn’t live past the age of 25yrs. It looks like a cover up of a planned suicide that was so dramatic that would keep feuds going and to make his name and music immortal. Presuming this is right not saying it is, but lets say its a possibility, His death with synonymous with a gang feud that promotes hate, while his songs are poetry of hard times and making peace with our choices. The cover up claimed many lives such as the back up dancer and another extraordinary individual Biggie Smalls. Those are only a couple named out of a blood bath full out war between gangs.

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  4. Yaki.Kadafi

    Whoever put that photo up there is slacking because that AINT FULA. Fula was known as Yaki Kadafi. You can see images of him but he was tragically murdered just 2 months after Tupac was. I am not sure whose photo that is but it aint Yak and it ain’ t any of the Outlawz. RIP

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  5. Chanita jackson

    He Also had cryptic Messages on his body and he wore A gold ring and A gold watch and also a gold chain around His Neck I don’t Know Him Very Well! RIP 2Pac And fula!

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    • Outlaw.Rider

      Yo man also RIP to Hussein Fatal, he got killed in July 2015 in Georgia by a drunk driver. Unfortunately the drunk driver was his girlfriend and he died and she lived. They charged her with dui and vehicular homicide but they can give her 100 years of hard labor it will never do justice. He had 2 kids two. RIP FATAL!!!!!!!!!! Its not enough to say don’t drink and drive. dont even drink to begin with.

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  6. Blue bird

    I Wonder If This Was Gang Related Or Was This A Conspiracy?

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    • Ghost.of.Pac.Yak.&.Fatal

      Yo it was both dawg. The conspiracy was that Puff offered Keefe D, a high ranking south side crip gangster, $1 million to take out Suge and Tupac Keefe D had known Puffy for a while and even lent him his classic car for Usher’s first video. It’s all in the murder rap by detective keating. Puff should have changed his name to Puss Daddy , because he was very scared of Suge physically and scared of Tupac lyrically. Pac made all them bad boy artists look lame and weak, and he even called them out on many of his tracks. Check out the video of Hit Em Up. So in response to your answer I say that it was both gang related and a conspiracy, a murder conspiracy. But Diddy didn’t know that by putting out a hit on Pac that he was also sentencing Biggie to death, because Suge put out a hit on Big from inside the prison. This reminds me of some sort of a shakespeare story. I just wish it was a story and that Pac had been around all these past 20+ years Instead we are left with punk daddy and all these weak wanksters who cant ever wrap a box, much less a song RIP Outlawz4Life!!! yo even most of the big names these days suck. (ie-J-Z) and MnM has sucked ever since the homie Proof got merced, another tragic loss in the history of rap.

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  7. amy

    Wow this is deep he was a talented guy hate to see anything luke this happen I’ve always wondered who was suspected in his death r.i.p sad very sad

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  8. Nostradamus

    Well as far as 2pac being shot and dead if you look into the details you would know that is all fake.Because first of all if you unstable the word Makaveli which he called himself means imalive.The white catalack that soposolly it pulled over next to the car that he was in and shot him if you listen to his songs he spoke a lot about the white catalack.2Pac had tattoos and ering in his nose but the person that was shot didn’t have those so where is 2pac and doing of the creamation without asking at least his mom nobody can do that because if so Afeny Shokur would sew the xxxx out of the state of California

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  9. ntensegirl

    1. 2Pac now calls himself Makaveli… Machiavelli was an Italian war strategist who advocated faking one’s death to fool their enemies… 2Pac was a fan of his and had read his books several times. Perhaps 2Pac is taking his advice… (But that is not all Machiavelli did… Nicolo Machiavelli was a political, military theorist, historian, playwright, diplomat, and military planner. He is well known today. Some of his works are “The Prince” (1513), and The Art of War (1521). NOTE: Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony’s new double album which features 2Pac rather Makaveli is called just that. “The Art Of War”. Coincedence Or Not???)

    2. 2Pac was cremated the day after he died… Since when does some one get cremated the day after a murder? There was no autopsy. Plus, no one can ask to dig up his grave like they wanted to do with Elvis and like they did with Abraham Lincoln. (In the new book entitled “Death Of Tupac Shakur” there is a picture of 2Pac receiving an autopsy. This may prove this reason to be false, or it’s a fake (edited) picture. To my knowledge, 2Pac did not reveive an autopsy though. I don’t know about this picture…)

    3. 2Pac has completed 2 movies, 3 LP’s, and keeps on appearing on new artist’s albums… (Many of the unheard songs 2Pac has completed are unreleased and not on any albums) Why would he do so much at one time??? With so many people upset about 2Pac’s death, literally anything connected with him is bound to net a whole lot of cash… (Yet, 2Pac had big plans for ‘Makaveli Records’. This may be why he’s completed so many songs. Makaveli Records is the the new record company 2Pac planned on doing with “Tha Outlaw Immortalz”. He was leaving Death Row Records. Suge Knight could have killed 2Pac so they could get all the money. 2Pac’s mother is currently suing Death Row Records for this money.)

    4. In a 1994 interview with Tupac, he said before he went to prison that if he was ever sent to prison when he came out he would be worse than before. He was. He also said when he came out it would be like he was reborn. Was he speaking literally? He already died and he was worse when he came out of jail, plus Tupac switched his rapping name from 2Pac to Makaveli, that could be considered a rebirth, all that’s left is a physical rebirth (A sighting) and so far he’s already completed more than half of this prophecy.

    5. The cover of 2Pac’s latest album, Makaveli has 2Pac looking like Jesus Christ… Could he be planning a resurrection? (I am almost sure Death Row Records did this themselves for the publicity. It just adds to the whole 2Pac alive stuff which has been getting the album more sales.)

    6. Las Vegas is a payoff city, meaning all sorts of folks have been known to be on the take. That means doctors, press, lawyers, etc. (This works both ways… The payoff city Las Vegas could be a factor in either 2Pac faking his death OR Suge Knight killing him.)

    7. The producer on the new Makaveli album is simply “SIMON.” This was the apostle who helped Jesus carry the cross and one of the first to witness his resurrection. Could Suge be SIMON?

    8. There are many numerological coincidences. Tupac was gunned down exactly seven months after All Eyez On Me was released. The number seven keeps coming up too. He was shot on September 7th and survived on 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and died the 13th. This could explain the title of his new album…. “The Don Killuminati: The 7 day theory.” 2pac was 25. His age adds up to 7 (2 + 5). Even his time of death, 4:03, adds up to 7 (4 + 0 + 3). Also, on track five on the Makaveli album the voice at the begining says “And if the Lord returns in the coming seven days, then we’ll see ya next time.” He even talks about the number 7 on his album! There are more ‘coincidences’ too.. The newest is on his brand new double album entitled “R U Still Down?”. This album was released on November 25th. 2 + 5 = 7. The 7 day theory continues! What’s with this?

    9. Inside the cover of 2Pac’s newest album, it reads “Exit: 2pac, Enter: Makaveli” as if 2pac has died and Makaveli born. There is also that statement by 2Pac saying when he came out it would be like he was reborn. (Refer to #4)

    10. 2Pac’s video ‘I Ain’t Mad At Ya’ foretold his death …. 2Pac dies in that video. Then a new video came out under the name “Makaveli”. Its just like 2Pac died in “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”, and Makaveli was born in “Toss It Up”. Exit 2Pac Enter: Makaveli. It all makes sense!

    11. In the video “Toss It Up”, 2Pac is supposedly wearing some Penny Hardaway sneakers which were not available at the time of his death!!!! Also, some say in the video “Live & Die In LA” when 2Pac jumps in the car you see that he is wearing some Michael Jordan sneakers which were not available at the time of his death! (If 2pac is dead, then his double is doing his new videos… So, that explains tha shoes!)

    12. In Tupac’s song “Life of an Outlaw” on the album The 7 Day Theory, he says “All for the street fame on how to be managed, 6 months in advance to what we plotted, approved to go on swole and now I got it”-Life Of An Outlaw. This implies that Tupac planned his “death” in advance and now he is enjoying the success of his plan.

    13. 2Pac always wore a bulletproof vest but for some strange reason he didn’t wear one this time.. why not? (I’ve heard Suge Knight was caught on surveilance cameras at the fight telling 2Pac to take off the vest ’cause it was hot in there. If this is true, why would Suge Knight not want 2Pac wearing his vest???)

    14. The memorial services that were open to the public were canceled in both Los Angeles and Atlanta… (This could be in the request of family or friends. It’s quite possible.)

    15. 2Pac’s vehicle got shot 12 times and Suge didn’t get hit once.. He was ‘grazed’ by a bullet.. Why did 2Pac get shot all those times and Suge not get hit?

    16. The white Cadillac containing the assailants was never found… How could this be when Vegas is in the middle of a desert?

    17. Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert. How come there was no helicopter chase? If some one were to rob a casino, the LVPD would’ve chased you down with some helicopters.. . How come this didn’t happen with 2Pac shooting?

    18. A shooting involving Snoop Doggy Dogg occurred close to the release of his album Doggystyle which made Snoop appear more “real” and showed that he really was a gangsta. The shooting gave him respect because everyone that bought his album believed what he was talking about. Within one week of its release, Doggystyle went platinum. Snoop is signed to the same label as Tupac which is Death Row Records.

    19. Suge said he drove 2Pac to the hospital and they had a coherent conversation? How bad was 2Pac hit? In addition to all this .. there are conflicting stories claiming that Quincy Jone’s daughter was in the back of the car.. and then she wasn’t.. what’s the deal for real?

    20. Have you seen the video of the song “Smile” by Scarface, and Makaveli?? I have heard it is not 2Pac in that video. It is the look-alike from Ohio. (That’s why ‘2Pac’ never looks at the camera) The video starts out showing a car just like the one 2Pac got shot in, and the car of course has bullet holes in it! You then hear garbled words which I am currently decoding. Then, they show 2Pac (Makaveli) up posing as Jesus Christ again! That’s Twice! Once on the album & now in this video!?

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    • Hussein.>Fatal

      Decode this knucklehead Tupac did that stuff because he knew he was about to get killed. He had already been shot five times once and figured he would not live to see 25. Unfortunately he did not fake his own death. He really died by the hands of Orlando Anderson, who was the nephew of a high ranking south side crip Keefe D. I wish Tupac would have lived or listened to his premonitions and either wore the bullet proof vest or had skipped the trip entilrely and instead went to Atlanta, like he was supposedly considering to do. There has never been another artist like Tupac, modern rappers are meh, miserable.

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    • 71deathRow96

      look you forgot one thing that really shocked me when it hit. when 2pac was shot in vegas he survived for 7 days which is kind of ironic since he made an album called the “7 day theory” which through his tracks explains all supernatural and death defying secrets in them then the CD also has MAKAVELI which you’ve already explained in your comment by how it was originally based on a real person by the same name “Machiavelli” who also faked his death at 25 to fool his enemies there is more to explain but this is all ill type now just a brief summary to add on his mysterious unknown despise

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  10. Ganxsta Hank

    Police KNOW that off duty police officers were involved in this killing. They were involved in Biggie’s death as well.

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  11. Biggie

    I did it

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    • killer kidd

      mann i dont believe that because how did they do it if they didnt even kno who that was who set pac up in the first shootin

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  12. jewels

    If keefe d is alive and was present why tf doesnt he tell us who pulled the trigga on tupac?!!!!!

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  13. John doe

    It was the illuminatti they took his life just like ever other famous person

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  14. jose

    Puff did it why you think he hit arrested on 9/14/14. He plan tupacs death. And also plan biggies death too. He hired a hitman. Puff diddy wanted them dead for biggie and tupac money, why you think puff crated fiction between big and pac. It was an inside job. People are to blind to realize it. Why wont you guys make puff take a polygraph test, 100% he’ll wont pass that test.

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  15. Jay. DawG

    I was there dat night I was 19 and remember cops surrounding suges car, drove pass and didn’t no at the time it was Pac that had got shot, I miss Pac, RIP

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  16. Ned

    We will never know who killed tupac whoever did it was a b*#ch who couldn’t confront him like a real man

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  17. unknown

    Tupac shakur is still alive and living just can’t say where cause the feds is watching

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  18. jminor

    its obvious that tupacs bodyguards were in on thisif they werent guarded the whole night.

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  19. Hen Dawg

    Tupac’s murder was a contract killing ordered by Sean (P Diddy)Combs and carried out by members of the southside creeps from Compton the shooter was Orlando (Baby Lane) Anderson passengers also present in the white Cadillac were Orlando’s uncle Duan Keith (keefe D) Davis
    Along with C and Andre, they were all members of the southside creep gang they have all been murdered, since shakur’s death, only Duan Keith (keefe D) Davis is still living, and he confessed and admitted that he was one of the passengers in the white Cadillac that opened fire on Tupac shakur that night in Las Vegas but stressed that it was Sean (puff daddy) combs and the Feds who ordered the hit on Tupac shakur

    The 1994 shooting and attempted murder of Tupac Shakur in New York was ordered by Jimmy Henchman and the actual shooting and robbery was carried out by dexter Isaacs and Walter (king tut) Johnson
    So there you have it mysteries solved

    People speculated on the Las Vegas shooting of Rapper Tupac Shakur
    Alleging that the Hughes brothers (Allen and Albert) were responsible
    Others claim that Dr Dre was behind the murder of Tupac Shakur,
    Than you’ve got people alleging (LL Cool Jay) and (Quincy Jones) may have been responsible others that Rappin 4 Tay a Bay Area rapper was behind tupac’s death but it’s all just gossip and allegations
    Orlando (Baby Lane) Anderson the guy that Tupac was fighting at the Mall was the actual shooter so there you have it

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PRIVACY POLICY

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. (“CMP”) provides www.unsolved.com (the “Website”) and related services for your personal non-commercial use only and subject to your compliance with this Privacy Statement and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Terms of Use Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before using this Website. Your use of this Website constitutes your acceptance to be bound by this Agreement without limitation, qualification or change. If at any time you do not accept all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this Website. This Agreement sets forth Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. policies with respect to its operation of this Website.

Certain products or services offered by this Website may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”) presented in conjunction with those products or services. You must agree to these Additional Terms before using those areas or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Services. The Additional Terms and this Agreement shall apply equally. In the event of an irreconcilable inconsistency between the Additional Terms and this Agreement, the Additional Terms shall control.

YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR ANY APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS. YOUR ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE MAY BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY IN COSGROVE MEURER PRODUCTIONS, INC. SOLE DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE, IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH ANY PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, OR FOR NO REASON.

This Agreement informs you of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. practices with respect to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from the Website. Personal information is information that allows us to contact you (such as email address, home address, or telephone number) or other information that, when linked to your name or contact information, allows us to personalize your visit to our Website by providing you with information that suits your interests.

DATA WE COLLECT

Personal Data
 

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that enables CMP to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out our business purposes.  CMP Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but not limited to, providing tips, registering for an CMP event or program, purchasing CMP products or services, or otherwise interacting with CMP.
 

The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to:
 

  • General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., occupation and state of residence)
  • Other identification information (e.g., photographs)
  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability data) for diversity or accessibility purposes based upon information you provide us.

Personal data is not collected without your providing that information to us.
 

Non-Personal Data
 

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site)
  • Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services
  • Computer type, operating system and platform type
  • Internet service provider

 

HOW CMP USES YOUR DATA

In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:


Personal Data
 

  • Identify you when you visit our Sites
  • Provide service communications such as invoices, order confirmations, registrations and customer service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
  • Fulfill and/or deliver CMP products and services
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
  • We do not publish or aggregate credit card information or personal identification numbers such as social security numbers.


Non-Personal Data


We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by CMP, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED FROM THE UNSOLVED APPLICATION

We may also obtain demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, password and PIN) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Unsolved Application, including chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. 

 

If you do not turn off your phone’s location services, you may send us your geographic location.  If your camera roll is set to share, you may make your camera roll available to us.  If you have signed up to receive push notifications, you will receive those from the Unsolved Application.

 

HOW WE SHARE YOUR DATA

We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.

 

HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR DATA WE COLLECT

You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.

 

For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 

 

Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).

 

To obtain this information please write to us at:

 

Unsolved

4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505

 

 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.

 

Please include your full name and address.

 

CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LAW

CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).

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HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

 

Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.

ACCESSING, CHANGING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.

 

Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  

 

Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.