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Sharing policies and terms on your site

Certain regulations may require you to display terms of service, a privacy policy, a cookie policy, or other legal information on your site. If appropriate for your business, we recommend posting your site’s policies in a clear, accessible location.

This guide offers several options for sharing your policies with site visitors.

Checkout (stores only)

If you use Squarespace Commerce, you can add return policies, terms of service, and privacy policies to your checkout page. After filling in these settings, your checkout page will have links that open these policies in a pop-up window.

Cookie banner

Certain laws may require informing site visitors of cookies used by the website and receiving visitors’ consent to use certain types of cookies. You can do this by adding a cookie banner to your site.

Footer

In your footer, you can add text or links to Not Linked pages containing your various policies. This allows visitors to view this key information from nearly any page.

Most templates include at least one footer area. To learn more, visit Editing footers.

Tip: Some templates offer built-in footer navigation links.

Navigation

Adding navigation links to your policies is another way to make them accessible from almost any page. Some templates offer secondary navigation areas. Linking to your policies in these areas keeps this content visible without taking away from the main focus of your site. You can add your policies to a single page or as multiple pages grouped into a folder.

Newsletter Block disclaimer

If you collect email addresses in a Newsletter Block, you can add information about how you use this data to the Disclaimer field. This text displays below the email field in the form. It says “We respect your privacy” as a starting point, but you can change it.

Announce your terms

After updating your policies, you can notify visitors about recent changes with an Announcement Bar or Promotional Pop-Up. These methods are highly visible and ensure visitors are aware of important information.

Terms and policies tips

When drafting your privacy policy, consider including:

  • What information you collect
  • How you collect that information
  • What you do with that information (To learn more about what Squarespace does with visitor data, see sections 4(b), 5, 6, and 12 of our Privacy Policy.)
  • How you share that information
  • How your site uses cookies (For example, in your terms, you can include this list of cookies your site uses.)

For more guidance, visit GDPR and Squarespace.

Note: Squarespace can’t provide more specific help on what language to use in your terms, policies, or legal notices.
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