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How to use iubenda privacy and cookie policy on a Shopify website

It’s worth mentioning here that one of the strengths of using iubenda’s privacy policy here is the ability to add policies in multiple languages or a language other than English. Remember that generally, under most legislations worldwide, your privacy information must be available in the languages that your site or app is available in order to ensure that your target users can understand.

With that said, let’s go on to the tutorial:

Access your Shopify store’s admin panel and go to Online Store > Themes. Once there, click on Actions on the right, then Edit Code as pictured:

Shopify + iubenda: Customize Theme

This will redirect you to the page that allows you to modify your theme files, please be very careful here. If you’re using a sectioned theme, look under “Sections” and click on Footer.liquid.

Shopify theme files: sections

If using an older (pre-2016) non-sectioned theme, click on theme.liquid in the Templates directory, and edit in a similar fashion to what’s pictured below.

Shopify + iubenda: Customize Footer

Look for the closing </footer> tag and paste your privacy policy embed code anywhere before it.

In the example pictured above, we’ve placed the code between the <div></div> tags, so that it’s inline with the theme’s copyright text. When copying the privacy policy’s embed code, we’ve also chosen the No style option to get a text link instead of the default button.

Next, click Save at the top right, check your store to make sure that you like the placement of the link and adjust if needed. And that’s it, you’ve now integrated your iubenda privacy policy with your Shopify site!

Shopify + iubenda: integration success
Protect your interests with Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions (also called ToS – Terms of Service, Terms of Use or EULA – End User License Agreement) set the way in which your product, service or content may be used, in a legally binding way. Not only are crucial for protecting you from potential liabilities, but (especially in cases of ecommerce) they often contain legally mandated information such as users’ rights, withdrawal or cancellation disclosures.

In general, you’ll likely need to set Terms & Conditions if you have an ecommerce website. Specific instances where they might needed are where you:

  • need to make legally required disclosures related to consumer rights (especially withdrawal and cancellation rights);
  • have different user levels (eg. registered vs non-registered);
  • run a service or platform which allows users to sell or trade with other users;
  • facilitate or otherwise process payments and/or other sensitive user data;
  • want to set the rules for user behavior (including comments) and state grounds for termination of accounts;
  • participate in affiliate programs;
  • provide a product or service which can potentially cause harm if misused;
  • would like to have some legally enforceable control over, and set rules about, how your product, service or content may be used.

Read What Are the Terms and Conditions and When Are They Needed? to learn more or create your document in minutes with our Terms and Conditions Generator.

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