Germany and many other European Union countries require commercial websites to create an imprint (or impressum), which displays business information. Use this guide to learn how to create an imprint page, and what content you should include.
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Add a contact page
Add a new page with a Contact layout, and replace placeholder blocks with your imprint content. To add a Contact Page in version 7.0:
- In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click the + icon.
- In the Create New Page menu, select Contact.
- Select a layout option.
- Enter a title for the page (for example, Imprint). You can change this later.
- Replace the layout’s placeholder blocks with your own content.
For help with version 7.1 and the Squarespace App, visit Creating a Contact Page.
You should also add a link to the page in your site footer.
What to include
The imprint (Contact Page) should always contain:
- Business name
- Business address
- Email address
- Phone number
Add the following information if it applies to your business:
- The name of your supervising authority, if your business requires a licence
- Your license numbers or trade registry numbers
- In the case of a legal person (corporate entity), you should state the legal form (full legal corporate name) and the authorised representative(s) of the business
- Your VAT number
- Your company registration number (or equivalent state-issued number)
- The professional bodies of which you are a member
- The names of the company’s directors