According to (prep)
1. as shown by something or stated by someone:
According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
2. in a way that depends on differences in situations or amounts:
You will be paid according to the amount of work you do.
3 in a way that agrees with a system or plan, or obeys a set of rules :
The game will be played according to rules laid down for the 1992 Cup.