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Do I need to translate “privacy policy” page

In the context of translating a privacy policy for your customers and website visitors, many questions and challenges arise for you, which we will identify and address in this blog.


Explaining and breaking down your privacy policy to users and visitors of your website has become an increasingly important step, especially in the context of global efforts by legislators and privacy NGOs. As soon as you deal with European customers, the GDPR becomes elementary for decisions around your website and compliance policies. Of course, this is especially true for internationalized websites that operate in multiple jurisdictions.

In the context of translating a privacy policy for your customers and website visitors, many questions and challenges arise for you, which we will identify and address in this blog:

  • How can I translate my privacy policy for other markets and make it available?
  • Should I translate my privacy policy page into different languages?
  • What are the risks of translating a privacy policy?
  • Is machine translation suitable for translating legally binding texts

How to translate a privacy policy on your website

Website translation is often a technically complex undertaking. With the Dilingual platform, we have set ourselves the goal of translating websites in seconds and without major technical barriers for website operators and administrators. 

Your privacy policy is available in a source language (e.g. English or German) and now needs to be translated into a target language. Using our unique technology, your website text is scanned, analyzed and translated by our machine learning engine, and then delivered back in translated form by our high-performance cloud infrastructure. This way, you get a translated website within seconds.

For all this you don't need any plugin, technical knowledge or complex installations. You can start right away. This is all made possible by our unique "no-plugin" approach.

Why you should translate your privacy policy into different languages

Awareness of data protection and the handling of particularly sensitive data and one's own privacy and compliance in the company have become increasingly important in recent years. Especially in the context of internationalization, it is therefore very helpful to address the question of how to make the policies of your website as accessible as possible to users in different languages.

Is machine translation suitable for translating legally binding texts?

Especially when translating legally binding documents and texts such as a privacy policy on your homepage, we strongly recommend that you manually check the translated content again. Dilingual offers you a variety of options for this:

  • Invite your legal advisors, lawyers or legal department staff as reviewers to check, proofread and, if necessary, correct your texts in the Dilingual platform.
  • Use Dilingual as a collaboration platform for collaboration between your translators and your legal department. This way you don't waste resources and work efficiently and purposefully on the translation of your website.
  • Use Dilingual's extensive export functions and export translated texts to dozens of languages simultaneously and provide them as industry-standard files to your lawyers or translation agencies.

Summary

With Dilingual you can always decide which way is right for you and your website project. You can choose to translate your Privacy Policy page with Dilingual or exclude it from translation if you are unsure about the legal wording in the language.

Of course, Dilingual is not only able to translate your website's privacy policy for your website visitors in a matter of seconds. Dilingual can help you to translate your entire website, including blog posts and almost any other content, into dozens of languages. It doesn't matter if your website is built with Jimdo, WordPress, Wix, Joomla or any other CMS - Dilingual will translate any website without any technical knowledge!

We hope that with this blog post we have been able to help you clarify the questions of whether and how you can translate your privacy policy on your website easily, quickly and efficiently, and what the chances and risks are here. Please note that we cannot give you individual legal advice and cannot take responsibility for the content of your website and the translated texts. Consult your legal advisor or lawyer on this topic if you have any legal questions.

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