Note: Before adding legal pages to your website, remember to check their content with professional lawyers.
The easiest way to add legal pages is to create new pages via the Pages and navigation panel in the editor. If you want, you can then assign all your legal pages to a dedicated dropdown menu in the header or hide your legal pages and put links to them in the footer.
With Online Store and Advanced Store plans, you can also create legal in the store manager.
In this article, you will learn about the following:
Adding legal pages to the footer
To display legal pages at the bottom section of your website:
1. Within the editor, open Pages and navigation on the left and click Add page.
2. Rename the page, and place the desired content within.
3. (Optional) Hide the page from the website menu.
3. Add a footer to your website.
5. Link text or buttons to the legal pages.
To add more legal pages and show them in the footer, repeat the steps above.
Adding legal pages via the store manager
With Online Store and Advanced Store plans, the following pages can be added via the store manager:
Terms & Conditions
Shipping & Payment Info
Legal pages are displayed as clickable links on your checkout page and on the My Account page.
To add legal pages, follow these steps:
1. In your store manager, go to Settings → Legal.
2. Scroll down to the Legal pages and policies section.
3. Click Add Page next to the legal page that you want to enable.
4. Add content for this page.
5. (Optional) Change the page settings:
Specify address of existing page: if you've already created a legal page via the Pages and navigation panel in the editor, simply enter the link to that page here. This way, any other content that you add here under Page content will be ignored. Instead, the link to your manually created legal page will be used in your store. Links to your legal pages will also be displayed at the bottom of email notifications sent by your store.
Change page title: you can choose any title for your page.
Remember to save the changes!
Note: You can also add a special checkbox on your checkout page. Your customers will be able to read and agree with your legal documents at checkout.
To enable this field, go to the Settings → Legal → Customers' consent and enable the Require consent to terms and conditions at checkout setting.
What legal pages are necessary?
What legal information is necessary for your website depends on your business and on the laws and regulations in your country.
Most often, you will need pages like:
Terms and Conditions
Or simply the T&Cs – this document explains the rules for using your site/store.
This is a document specifying your terms for refunds and product returns in your online store.
How you process personal information (emails, addresses, names, etc.)
Whether you distribute this information to any third party and if so – what for, when, etc.
Shipping and Payment Info
The payment info page should cover all possible questions about payment methods in your store. The shipping information page in turn explains your delivery policy and may include the following information:
What items are allowed for shipment
Regions to which you deliver your goods
Terms of delivery
Estimated shipping time and price
How you handle returns
Templates for legal documents
You may use various online tools for generating various templates for privacy policies, terms of service, etc. For example:
Note: The generated content may need to be edited and should be checked with a professional.