31 January 2020
Squarespace is a really useful platform for creating a website and an e-commerce store.
While you'll get a lot of useful tools, functions, and features with Squarespace, there are some technical details that you'll be responsible for on your own.
Section 3 of Squarespace's Terms covers "Your Responsibilities." These are the responsibilities you agree to take on when you use Squarespace to build your website.
Follow these steps to link to your policy from your Squarespace:
Note: If the Edit annotation doesn't appear when hovering over the title, close the site preview by clicking the arrow icon in the upper left corner of your site or by hitting the Escape key.
Make sure you aren't in the Style Editor section, or the footer editor won't work.
Here are a few websites powered by Squarespace that have their own Privacy Policies and links in their footers.
Even though Squarespace handles the data security, websites that use Squarespace - like Wide Open Road Coffee - have to have their own Privacy Policies in place that let users know this so that users know exactly who has access to their data, and why.
A payment clause lets users know that if they "choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Squarespace stores your credit card data" and that this data is encrypted, and only stored as long as is necessary to complete the transaction.
For example, users are told that "Squarespace uses analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our site" and that "these tools collect information."
When it mentions Squarespace in the policy, it very thoroughly explains how Squarespace is involved on Under the Ficus.
This really lets users know exactly what's going on with their data, and which companies Privacy Policies may be relevant.
Here's how Squeakworks, another Squarespace website, does this in a short and to-the-point way:
That way you'll satisfy requirements of Squarespace, and keep your users happy and well-informed.
This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.