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How to Add a Privacy Policy on Squarespace

This guide will walk you through how you can generate a custom privacy policy for your Squarespace website in minutes. A privacy policy page is legally required and will also help your website stay compliant with privacy laws like the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.

To begin with, Sign up on CookieYes for free

​​You can skip the setup screens and head to the Dashboard. For that, click Next Step > Go to Dashboard > Done! Take me to Dashboard.

Generate a privacy policy for Squarespace website

Step 1. From your app’s homepage, select Privacy Policy from the side panel.

cookieyes app with privacy policy generator

Step 2. Fill in all the details under ‘Company & Website Info’. Click Save & Proceed.

add company info on privacy policy for squarespace

Step 3. Select the Yes/No options under ‘Collection of Data’. Then click Save & Proceed.

add data collection details for squarespace privacy policy

Step 4. In the ‘Use & Disclosure of Data’ section, select all the options that apply for the ‘Purpose for which data will be used’. Answer the rest of the questions and click Save & Proceed.

add use & disclosure of data in privacy policy for squarespace

Step 5. Under ‘Tracking Technologies’ add the link to your cookie policy. Then click Save & Proceed.

add link to cookie policy on cookieyes privacy policy generator

Note:  You can add your custom cookie policy within your privacy policy page. Follow this guide to generate a cookie policy for your website.

Step 6. Under ‘Data Protection’ add the details of your Data Protection Officer (DPO) or the designated authority for privacy-related concerns. 

Step 7. Hit Generate to create your custom privacy policy. 

add data protection details in privacy policy for squarespace

Step 8. You can see the Privacy Policy Preview and select Copy text or Copy html to copy the privacy policy.

preview of privacy policy for squarespace website

Add a privacy policy page on Squarespace website

Step 1. Head to your Squarespace account and select your site from My Dashboard.

Step 2. From the side menu, click on Pages to add a new page to your site.

Squarespace website editor

Step 3.  Once the Pages panel opens, click the + icon. Then, click Blank Page.

Squarespace website editor to add new page

Step 4. Name the new page as ‘Privacy Policy’. Now, go ahead and click on Edit.

Edit new page on Squarespace

Step 5. In the page editor, click on Add Section and the click on Text and select a text block for the page.

Add text on a Squarespace page

Step 6. Next, paste in the copied privacy policy in the paragraph block, click Done > Save.

Add privacy policy on Squarespace website

Your privacy policy page will be live on your Squarespace website. You can then link your privacy policy to your website footer.  

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to add a privacy policy to my Squarespace website?

Yes. You need a detailed privacy policy on your website to comply with regulations and be legally compliant. Several privacy regulations across countries require websites to have a comprehensive privacy policy, including the GDPR in the EU & UK, CCPA in the US, PIPEDA in Canada, LGPD in Brazil and so on. Not only is a privacy policy a legal requirement, but it is also a best practice to build transparency and confidence in your site.

Where should a privacy policy go on a website?

Privacy policies are usually linked on a website’s footer and is accessible from every page of the website. You should also link your privacy policy on important touchpoints where you collect personal information such as – sign up pages, checkout pages, forms etc.