How to Add a Privacy Policy in Shopify?

This step-by-step guide will walk you through how you can create and add a personalized privacy policy for your Shopify store in minutes.

To begin with, sign up at WebsitePolicies or log in if you already have an account.

Create a Privacy Policy For Your Shopify Store

Step 1: From your dashboard, click on the “Create new policy” button and choose “Privacy Policy.”

policy generator dashboard with create new policy button in green

Step 2: Start filling out the questionnaire and click “Next” to continue to the next set of questions to complete creating your privacy policy.

create privacy policy questionnaire with next button in green

Step 3: Once the Privacy Policy is generated, click on the “Add to my website” button. You may also customize the policy’s appearance and add custom clauses if you prefer before adding it to your site.

completed privacy policy with different options such as add to my website button in green, re-run questionnaire button, customize style button, custom clauses button and delete policy

Step 4: Choose from the available options to add the policy to your Shopify store.

four different options on how to add your privacy policy

Embed a Privacy Policy in Your Shopify Store

Step 1: Log in to your Shopify admin panel. Go to the “Online Store” section and select “Pages”. Click on the “Add page” button.

Shopify admin page with highlighted sections such as online store, pages and add page button in black

Step 2: In the “Title” field, enter “Privacy Policy.”

Shopify add page section with highlighted title box named privacy policy

Step 3: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “1. Embed policy on a page” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.”

embed policy on a page (recommended) option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 4: Return to your Shopify account. While on the “Privacy Policy” page, toggle “Show HTML” and then paste the code into the box. Save the changes.

privacy policy section with codes on the textbox and highlighted buttons such as show html and save

Link to a Privacy Policy From Your Shopify Store

Step 1: In your Shopify admin panel, go to the “Online Store” section. Select “Navigation,” then click on the “Footer menu.”

shopify admin page with highlighted sections such as online store, navigation and footer menu

Step 2: Once you’re on the “Footer menu”, click “Add menu item” then enter “Privacy Policy” in the “Name” field.

footer menu page with highlighted sections such as add menu item and a textbox named privacy policy

Step 3: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “3. Link to policy” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.”

link to policy option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 4: Return to your Shopify account. Paste the code under the newly added “Privacy Policy” text box and click on the link that will appear. Click “Add” once done.

footer menu page with a code inside the highlighted textbox and an add button in black

Copy & Paste a Privacy Policy to Your Shopify Store

Step 1: In your Shopify admin panel, go to the “Online Store” section. Select “Pages,” then click “Add page.”

shopify admin page with highlighted sections such as online store, pages and add page button in black

Step 2: In the “Title” field, enter “Privacy Policy.”

shopify add page section with highlighted title box named privacy policy

Step 3: Retrieve your Privacy Policy and copy the code under “4. Copy & paste policy” by clicking “Copy to clipboard.” You can choose from either “HTML format” or “Plain text format.”

copy & paste policy option with codes and a copy to clipboard button in green

Step 4: Return to your Shopify account. On the “Privacy Policy” page, paste the copied policy text into the “Content” box. Use the editor tools to format the text if needed, then click “Save” once done.

privacy policy page with codes inside the textbox and a save button in white