Data protection at Materna

Personal data is only collected on this website for necessary technical purposes. The following explanation provides you with an overview of what sort of data is collected and for what purpose.

Data processing on this internet site

Materna automatically collects and records information which your browser sends to us. This data is for statistical evaluation purposes and helps us to make our website even more customer-friendly. We cannot attribute this data to one or more particular persons. In detail, the following data are collected:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL (the page you visited before)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Pages and files accessed


The internet site uses so-called cookies in several places. Their purpose is to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which your browser stores. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. You can adjust your browser settings to reject cookies.

Right to information and other information

At all times you have the right to be informed by us about the data stored about you, about its origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storing the data. Please contact us with your questions about data protection or if you require in-depth information. Here is our contact form.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Should this website feature IP anonymisation, your IP adress will, should you reside in the European Union or a contracting state of the Treaty on the European Economic Area, be shortened before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the IP adress be transmitted in full to a Google server in the United States and shortened there.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In additon, you may prevent the transmitting and analysis of the data created by the cookie (concerning your use of the website, including your IP adress) by downloading and installing a browser plugin found here: deactivate Google Analytics.

In light of the discussion about analysis tools using full IP adresses, we would like to note that this webiste uses Google Analysis with the parameter _anonymizeIp() turned on. As a result, IP adresses are only transitted shortened, if at all, and thus cannot be used to identify a specific person.