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Checklist for German customers

If you're based in Germany, use this guide as a checklist while you build your site. These resources will help you connect with a German-speaking audience, answer questions you may have about the GDPR, and comply with local regulations about what information to display on your site. If you’re brand new to Squarespace and don’t have a site yet, you may want to visit Getting Started first.

Localize your site

Reach your audience in their native language by using a familiar domain and adjusting some of your site's settings:

If your audience speaks multiple languages, see these tips for building a multilingual site in Squarespace.

Online stores

If you run an online store, you can also:

Add an imprint (impressum) page

In Germany, § 5 of the telemedia law regulates which information should be displayed on a website, and which you should add to a legal imprint on your site.

Learn about GDPR and cookies

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a European privacy law which came into effect May 25, 2018. Use these links to learn about the GDPR, what Squarespace does to help you comply, and what information you should share with your visitors.

The GDPR (particularly Articles 12 to 14) requires you to provide specific information to individuals whose data you're processing, generally in the form of a privacy notice or privacy policy.

Review our site launch checklist

Now that you’ve read this checklist for German customers, visit our general Site launch checklist to learn about optimizing your site for search engines, and how to finalize your pages before publishing your site.

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Checklist for German customers