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Data privacy and Squarespace

There are many data privacy laws around the world that apply to businesses in different ways depending on the location and industry. The laws vary, but have a shared goal of giving individuals more awareness of and control over how companies may collect and use data about them. Squarespace complies with data privacy laws applicable to us, and you can find the details of how we use data in our Privacy Policy.

Note: This guide is available as a resource, but should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. Per our Terms of Service, Squarespace doesn't provide advice or recommendations regarding laws applicable to your site or business.

Examples of data privacy laws

The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a European law that broadly applies to companies that process the “personal data” of individuals in Europe. Several other countries have laws similar to GDPR, including:

Unlike the EU, the U.S. doesn’t have one data privacy law of general applicability. However, there are several industry-specific federal laws that relate to data privacy. For example:

  • The Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (The Financial Modernization Act) regarding financial information
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding protected health information

Recently, some U.S. states have passed state-specific laws about data privacy and data security, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and the Nevada Privacy Act.

Managing your personal data on Squarespace

You can access, update, and delete personal data in your account, including:

You can also permanently delete your account.

To request that we remove other specific data from our system, whether it’s your own data or visitor data we store on your behalf, email us at privacy@squarespace.com.

Designing your site for compliance

These guides cover the ways in which Squarespace helps you comply with data privacy laws, and what you should know as a Squarespace site owner.

Tip: If your business is a large corporation or enterprise looking for premium support, you may require a custom solution to meet your contracting, payment, or support needs. To learn more, contact our Enterprise team.
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