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