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How to Determine Your Law of Reference?

Many users wonder which privacy laws they must honor. Here’s a simple rule of thumb:

Law of reference

Comply with the laws of the country in which you base your operations, as well as those of the country your site targets.

The language of your documents

Your legal documents (privacy/cookie policy & terms) must be written in the same language as your site or app so your users are able to understand them.

In some countries such as Germany, it may be necessary to make your documents available in your country’s official language notwithstanding the fact that your site/app is not available in that language.

Iubenda helps you solve this problem by implementing the strictest regulations from the major legislations into one policy. This is why we don’t ask you to share your country when generating a policy. Therefore, it is easy for you to implement a translation of your policy into one of our ten languages.

You can add new languages to your existing policy anytime by accessing it from your dashboard.

Answer some questions to find out your law of reference

Not sure which laws are actually relevant for you?

👉 Find out now by completing this free 1-min quiz!

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