Compliance with GDPR

Material does not process any personal data

Material is a theme for MkDocs, a static site generator. In itself, Material does not perform any tracking or processing of personal data. However, some of the third-party services that Material integrates with may actually be in breach with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and need to be evaluated carefully.

Third-party services

Google Fonts

Material makes fonts easily configurable by relying on Google Fonts CDN. However, embedding fonts from Google is currently within a gray area as there's no official statement or ruling regarding GDPR compliance and the topic is still actively discussed. For this reason, if you need to ensure GDPR compliance, you should disable the usage of the Google Font CDN with:

  font: false

When Google Fonts are disabled, Material will default to Helvetica Neue and Monaco with their corresponding fall backs, relying on system fonts. You could however include your own, self-hosted webfont by overriding the fonts block.

The icon fonts (Material and FontAwesome) are bundled with the theme, and thus self-hosted so there's no third-party involved.

Google Analytics and Disqus

Material comes with Google Analytics and Disqus integrations that need to be enabled explicitly. Disable both integrations in order to be in compliance with the GDPR.