A State Department employee murders his mother, wife, and three sons.

William Bradford Bishop

Suspect:

Gender: Male
DOB:8/1/36
Height: 6’1”
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

CASE DETAILS

On March 2, 1976, a state park ranger in Columbia, North Carolina, responded to a report of a brush fire in a remote wooded area. As the ranger brought the fire under control, he found an empty gas can and a shovel. When the smoke cleared, the ranger also discovered the remains of five partially charred bodies in a shallow grave, three young boys, and two women.

An age progressed photo of Bishop

The victims’ clothes had labels from expensive department stores in Bethesda, Maryland. The shovel came from a hardware store in the same area. However, the Bethesda police had no missing person’s reports that they could link to the bodies, until six days later. The call came from a neighbor of William Bradford Bishop, a respected economist with the State Department.   Lt. Joe Sargent of the Montgomery County Police Department was first to arrive at the Bishop home:

“There was a common driveway to the neighbor’s home and to the Bishop home. And I met the neighbor there to investigate the whereabouts of the family. It was rather routine to do an investigation like this. It’s not unusual. And I wasn’t overly concerned about it until I reached the front step of the home and I noticed there were blood drops on the front step. Upon opening the front door I saw blood droplets leading from the doorway thru the foyer and up a set of stairs that led to the upper bedroom level of the home. In going up the stairs I observed blood splatterings on the wall and in the one bedroom that I could see into, almost the entire ceiling and wall was completely splattered with blood. There was hardly a place you could put your hand where there wasn’t blood splatterings. I’d been a police officer for approximately 12 years and this was the worst scene that I’ve ever observed.”

Authorities were finally able to identify the five bodies: Brad Bishop’s wife, Annette, his three sons, and his mother. There was no sign of Brad Bishop. Was he also a victim?   Or was there a far more sinister explanation for his disappearance?

Police believe Bishop killed his family

Bishop worked for the State Department as a director of commercial practices and trade. To most of his co-workers, he seemed to be on the fast track to a high level job. But a co-worker, Roy A. Harrell, saw a different side of Brad Bishop:

“Brad Bishop had extensive experience overseas. He liked the international scene from the time he was in the army in Italy. Brad’s career was very much on track.   Although he was exceedingly despondent about not getting a promotion.”

Roy ran into Bishop just outside the State Department on the day the annual promotion list came out. Bishop said he had been once again passed over for a promotion.   According to Roy:

“He said, ‘I think I’m getting the flu. I don’t feel well at all and it’s the reason I’m leaving work now.’ So I helped him hail a taxi and I watched him drive out.’

The next day Brad Bishop’s family was found dead and he had disappeared.

The bodies were burned in the woods

On March 18, 1976, almost three weeks after the murders, a ranger in Tennessee discovered an abandoned station wagon. In the back he found what looked like dried blood. The car was registered to William Bradford Bishop. Bishop was now the prime suspect in the slaying of his own family. Wiley D. Thompson was an assistant special agent with Baltimore FBI:

“The courts will have to determine whether Brad Bishop is guilty of killing his family.   But there was enough evidence for a warrant to be issued for his arrest for homicide, based on the fact that there appeared to be premeditation in connection with the events that occurred on March 1st.”

He abandoned the car in Tennessee

The authorities pieced together Bishop’s activities leading up to the murders. According to Lt. Sargent, on the day he left the State Department, Bishop withdrew several hundred dollars from his bank account and went to a local hardware store and gas station:

“And as far as we know, after that he returned to his home, probably around 7:30 to 8:00 at night, after the children were put to bed.”

Assistant Special Agent Thompson:

“Our investigation shows that Mrs. Bishop was probably killed first. She was found beside a book which she may have been reading at the time that she was killed.   The children were probably killed next, followed by Bishop’s mother. They were all killed with a blunt instrument and none of the victims had an opportunity to defend themselves.”

Is Bishop living in Italy?

According to the FBI, Bishop loaded the five bodies into the family station wagon and headed 200 miles south to the countryside near Columbia, North Carolina.

According to Bishop’s co-worker, Roy Harrell, Bishop suffered from feelings of inadequacy:

“Brad Bishop felt, from the time I knew him, that there was something lacking in himself.   This feeling was nourished constantly by both his mother and, to some degree, his wife, who constantly told him that he was inadequate and washed up and wasn’t going anywhere in his career. And I think that he conceived in his mind that this was a way to, as he often said many times about other people, ‘This would be a way of putting them in their place.'”

After buying a pair of tennis shoes near the site of the fire, Bishop drove 400 miles to the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee where his station wagon was found abandoned.

Brad Bishop successfully covered his tracks and was not seen for two years.

Then, in 1978, 5,000 miles away in Sorrento, Italy, a bizarre coincidence. Roy Harrell says he came face to face with Bishop in a bus station restroom:

“I was washing my hands and this bearded disheveled looking man came in. In my mind’s eye I took the beard and his grubby clothes off of him and I saw the Brad Bishop I had seen coming out of the State Department. I followed him and watched him disappear down the cliffs going towards the boat landing where boats go to Capri.”

Bishop is wanted by the FBI, Interpol, and the US Marshals. He has evaded capture for over 30 years. Authorities believe he is living in Europe.

Update:

On October 8th, 2014, the FBI announced a new theory as to William Bishop’s whereabouts: he may have been killed by a hit and run driver in Alabama in 1981, and become a John Doe. The DNA results came back, and they are not a match. William Bishop’s whereabouts are still unknown.


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56 Comments

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    Andrew C

    I live in Singapore and also very familiar with this case when another series called ‘Manhunter’ hosted by John Walsh (you Americans should know him very well as he used to host ‘America’s Most Wanted’) featured him and the horrible crime that he committed; I was about 10 years old when the series was televised in my country. Reader’s Digest also brought up the case in around 1999 in their article ‘World’s Most Wanted’.

    My guess is that he is hiding somewhere in Serbia or Croatia, as I read he is familiar with Serbo-Croat languages. But there’s a possibility he might have been died in the various Balkans conflicts in the mid-1990s.

    But anyway, I will definitely keep an eye out and will inform this program or the nearest American consulate or embassy if I happen to know his whereabouts.

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    Aaron Howard

    He moved to hollywood and changed his name to Quentin Tarantino.

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    Nancy Renfrow

    I recently made a pic of someone who looks remarkably like Bishop. Would like to send it to FBI, but cannot figure out how to. Can you please advise me ?

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    Anonymous

    I was probably too young when this actually happened!!!’ We’re talking 1976 , right ?!! I would’ve been 3 , I saw this on Unsolved Mysteries as a teenager . It scared the hell out of me , I live in Pennsylvania (which is fairly close – I think 2 hours away ) ! Years later I really thought I saw him outside of a gas station ( my husband thought I was crazy – he was trying to disguise his height – nothing like this usually happens in Dillsburg Pa – I really think it was him !!! I believe he’s very much alive !!!

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    Bill Blaski

    All these comments and no one talks about Brad Bishops co-worker from the state dept. This co-worker worked with him daily, and said Brad got really upset that he didn’t get his work promotion. This co-worker was somewhere in Italy on vacation with his wife when he had to go to a public restroom. He was at the urinal and looked over and there was Brad Bishop. Per this article he headed towards the boat docks. I’d be shocked that he’s still alive, but I certainly don’t believe he’s in the USA

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      Dave

      Totally agree that the work college has something to do with it. The fact he claims he see Bishop in Italy makes me think he killed them all but disposed of Bishops body somewhere else and enjoyed the thrill of it so tried to get it back in the news.

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    Anonymous

    I hope authorities, including the FBI, Interpol & other police agencies around the world can catch Mr. Bishop, as he is (at now 80 years old) apparently still alive & on the run. Hopefully, justice will be served for his wife, mother & children by this murder finally being solved. He’s probably back in the United States, but could be anywhere in the world as he was fluent in several languages, according to this program.

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    Anonymous

    We can find Bin Laden, and James Bulger and just about anyone we want and we still haven’t found this guy?! Come on already – Let’s find justice for the slain family. What is the hold up on this case?!!

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      Rachel Gutridge

      There’s a very good reason that they still haven’t caught him , he’s just too smart and even in his old age he’s still in excellent health e enough to keep running. He’s a complete health nut , he may still need medicine for anxiety and depression though !! Although every “ smart “ person can make simple mistakes to make it that much easier to catch them . He’s the same age as my mother in law, so it’s plausible for him to still be alive!! He’ll slip up and eventually he’ll be caught

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    Anonymous

    His story is also on the “America’s Most Wanted” in the late 80s. I guess he is living incognito in Europe.

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    Ed Zap

    I have a thread of over 56 post on this case on my Facebook page. Go to the FBI Facebook page and you will see my name, Ed Zap. Click on my name, if you can’t see it you probably have to “Friend ” me. https://www.facebook.com/williambradfordbishop/

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    silvestre sepulveda

    i am prety sure i see him on daily bases.i will send you video or pictures when i see him agan.i am portuguese i hope my english is enought to understand?

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    ralph

    I met a man that reminded me of him, a few years ago, but he died unexpectedlly around 2008. He was always talking about , how the mexican people are going to take over America by the year 2030, that they are really super intelligent, that they” love the martians and stuff like that.” Then he would stare off into space like if he was waiting for a spaceship. He would say that all the time, like if he was really, dissapointed in himself. Sometimes he would go outside in the winter when he was really sick, and I started to believe he was really crazy. Sometimes he would say, I lived by Lou Costello house,when his son drowned,and how Lou went insane after that.

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    Carolle Wieler

    I am sure a lot of people are still looking for him due to the large bounty on his head but be aware he may be dead. I find it amazing he can literally disappear from soght for so long so where ever he is if alive will be in full view as though nothing to hide and quite cocky in himself, almost over confident. He must feel big having evaded the mighty FBI et all for so
    Long so I truly believe he has been mixing normally with people as this would not attract attention. He could be your next door neighbour so keep em peeled folks!

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    savage

    I have seen this guy

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    Petaa motex

    Were there credit cards in the seventies? I thought it was a nineties invention. I bet this guy is dead. This murder was committed quite a long time ago.

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    Anonymous

    Has anyone else noticed that he resembles Quentin Tarantino ?

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    Eric W Bohannon

    I Get some ware there is a light dusting of snow, in a retirement type, place, about 3rd level up, as far as quality, for boarding, and as one spanish speaking

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    Kristina

    Hmmm I think you need to keep an open mind. It’s attitudes like yours that have allowed Bishop to remain free all this time and he counts on them. I find Winston’s account very believable and possible because of his details. Bishop is still out there alive and could be anywhere on the planet. Even right under the FBI nose which is always the best place to hide. I’m sure a lot of people will be eating crow once he is captured.

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    hmmmm

    How many posts on here are in your own heads?

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    Winston

    Bishop is very much alive. I ran into face to face in Annapolis Maryland April 2014 ten days after he was put on FBI list. He’s been hiding in the last place FBI would look for him. I reported right away but took FBI 3 weeks to get back to me. I think it was too quick for them bc agent started laughing at my account. I can pass a polygraph and have a high level government background so it was pretty insulting. Anyway Bishop looked incredibly physically fit like he lives on a treadmill and lifts weights, neat as a pin ,very well dressed like he just came out of a country club. His face is spot on to clay bust except his skin is very white like he gets zero sun and he does have a bushy goatee. He is balding but hair very white and It was broad daylight so there was no visual problems seeing him and not a lot of people were around. He was with a younger brunette woman who reacted in sync with Bishop when they realized I recognized him. We went from 300 feet to zero face to face on a dock. Bishop gave me a lip snarl then made a couple scary faces at me like he wanted to kill me but couldn’t since we were out in the open. We passed each other without either of us going at it fortunately. He is so alive and well and even after that day I think he may still be in Maryland somewhere.

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    Pamela Pugh

    I have seen this story 3 times on Lifetime when the stories were re-aired from the 80’s. Bradley Bishop is so sick and one of the worst murder cases I have ever heard about in many years. I hope they catch him soon or hope someone makes him pay for what he did to his family who were innocent people. Karma comes back to you Bradley and hope you will get it some day. I hate to say that but he deserves it. This man is horribly sick and deserves the death penalty and hope he gets it for sure for what he did. Please catch this sicko because it is hard to sleep knowing this piece of garbage is out there loose. Love the show a whole lot.

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    KC

    Im confused. I thought all the bodies were buried in mass grave, but the FBI stated the wife was found beside a book she was probably reading and killed first. How would they know where she was found in the house, if she was found buried with the others.

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      Anonymous

      did they get the facts right???

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      Anonymous

      I was confused by that as well but I decided they must mean they can tell she was killed there as her body would’ve remained the longest if she was killed first. Assuming they based this on forensics of blood. Prob they can tell where each person was killed.
      He prob got the hell out of dodge with his diplomatic passport long before they knew he was missing and murder suspect, so the account of him being seen in Italy by his work colleague does seem plausible.

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    Kristy

    Is it possible tht the man could be dead hes been missing for all these years and never been found

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    Anonymous

    I have notified the fbi and this guy has been my renter for two years in his Rv, but did recently go on a trip where he may have been seen. I’m concerned because now I’ve told my husband as of tonight and he befriended the old man do begin with, and thinks I’m being a busybody who has lost her mind and is going to tell him so he will run and the fbi is dragging their feet. It’s him I have a picture for crying out loud. He just made a threat as he feels he should leave all of a sudden (he must sense it or there are leaks from the inside) and he’s trying to bail. Take me seriously or you may lose him again and worse put my family in danger after I stuck my neck out. Please!?!?!?

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    Chris

    Do you think that he possibly killed that John doe? Does he look like mr. Bishop? Is it possible he is using the identity of this John Doe? I thought that in crime situations that your psychiatrist has to speak and release information. Or maybe this was before hippa. Crazy. And if mr. Bishop was getting medications from his doctor. Is it possible he contacted this doctor or in area where thought to have been seen check hospitals and die to hippa you don’t have to give your social security on forms. He has got to be under an alias maybe he took information of someone he worked with and is using their id etc.
    I mean this was before the smart phone and cell phones. I hope you catch this Manson twin. Sick. Sick. Sick… You need to put up a digital enhasment of bald. Weight gain and with beard etc. different pictures so people have that to reference. I hope you catch him along with all the others. Keep up the good work law enforcement and federal agencies.
    It’s obvious you truly have your hands full with criminals.

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    Anonymous

    Sick man. I hope they catch him..

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    John123

    I was talking with a guy in st.johns, NL Canada. And I’m sure it was him. I contacted authorities and they told me that what i see on t.v is not real. But everything stands out. ALL his features and conversations was adding up to what i was listening to on americas most wanted. He said he was living in Florida and traveled to Newfoundland canada in the summer cause it was too hot for him. In conversations he was telling me of different languages he spoke and of different countries he have been. He was really up on the american political scene, and didn’t appear to be pleased. Whenever he heard sirens he tended to become very nervous and leave the area he was.when he finished his cigarette he was smoking he would never leave his cigarette butt in the ash tray, would always take them and put his in his pocket.All of these activities were found to be strange and very suspicious and later in the week as i was lying in bed in my hotel room it came on television about this and that’s when it struck me that the man in the hotel matched Brad Bishop.

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      Anonymous

      contact the FBI.

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      Rachel Gutridge

      If he’s still as healthy as he was when he was in his 40 ‘s ( when this happened ) he wouldn’t be a smoker, no matter how stressed out he might be. He’s probably still popping anti anxiety medicine

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      Rachel Gutridge

      Highly doubt he’d touch a cigarette, no matter how stressed out he might be . He’s a health nut , no way he would, although he’ll most likely be still be popping anti anxiety and depression meds

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    chris

    I seen this guy a few weeks ago I. Saint Louis Missouri 4 times in a row he been on a run that all I know he could still be in Missouri

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    Jbody

    I hope Joanie called. This case NEEDS to be solved.

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    Anonymous

    I hope Joanie contacted the FBI. This case needs to be solved.

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    joanie

    who do I call? if I think I may know who he is?

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    Dylan

    Exhumed body from Alabama confirmed it is not William Bradford Bishop.

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    rob

    please keep me posted on this case if solved.

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    Dylan

    No prob. Dental records are being checked and the authorities should know in a few weeks I assume.

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    Edgar Hoover

    I think it’s just as likely Mr. Bishop also died in 1976 and was killed by the same persons who murdered his family.

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      Willie jackson

      He’s still on the run

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      Rachel Gutridge

      There’s enough evidence that he was involved. They’ve proven that and that’s why they’ve got the warrant out and a huge bounty on his head !! I highly agree that he’s very much alive and keeping the FBI right under his nose . He’s arrogant enough to want it that way

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    Dylan

    He is in the news. They have exhumed a body in Alabama. It is a John Doe victim of a hit and run that happened in 1981. This person has similarities to bishop. I’d you google William Bradford Bishop it comes up.

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    lord rob main

    did they ever catch him

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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.