Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is a website maintained by YourWinnetka, a non-partisan, non-profit, information-services organization based in Winnetka, IL. does not capture or store any personal information. Communications to YourWinnetka through  or Spot Checks are routed immediately to a linked gmail account, and are subject to the privacy policies found there.

    Data captured by include IP addresses and any traffic information associated with these addresses (page views, time on site, referrer, etc.) and is solely to enable YourWinnetka to better understand what readers expect from the site.

    Because does not capture or store personal information, it cannot share, sell, nor otherwise transfer it to a third party. However, in order to allow you to "drill down," or validate content on, we frequently link to other sites. Please be aware that while and YourWinnetka make every effort to protect your personal information, that protection does not extend to these other sites, and urge you to read carefully their privacy and terms of use statements.

    In Other Words

    When you visit our site:

    • We do not know who you are, where you're from or any other personal identification. You are merely a number. And that's the good news. 
    • is a SquareSpace website. You are bound by and protected by Squarespace's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
    • When you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you are no longer protected by

    When you contact us through our or from a Spot Check:

    • No information is captured by or stored on
    • All of your messages go to our gmail, and we and you are bound by the terms of use and privacy found there.
    • We ask that you identfy yourself so that we can answer your question, address your concern, or thank you for contacting us, but we have not nor will we ever publicize or your name, question, concern, or comment without your written permission. .

    If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, this privacy statement or privacy concerns in general, please contact us.