Privacy Policy


The website (herein referred to as the “Website” or the “Site”) is operated by Materne North America. This privacy policy explains the information Materne North America gathers from you from our web site and how we may use it.


Materne North America may obtain personal information about you through data and information you voluntarily supply, through the “Contact Us” function and through your voluntarily provided comments and feedback. Materne North America will only use the provided information to fulfill the purpose for which it was supplied to Materne North America, and to provide you with further information regarding Materne North America products and activities. Your provided personal information may tell Materne North America about who you are, where you work, where you live, what your background is, how to contact you, what your preferences and interests may be, etc. Personal, demographic information may also be requested. From time to time, Materne North America may use e-mail correspondence with you to raise and respond to inquiries and issues of all types, and to distribute information about Materne North America products and activities. If you do not want to receive a certain type of communication from Materne North America, you should specifically notify Materne North America of that fact through the “Contact Us” page. You will have the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving further e-mail communications and solicitations from Materne North America at any time.


We may also collect information from time to time through the use of “cookies” and other methods. A “cookie” is a small file that is saved on your computer and that contains information about you, such as your user name and password. As a result, Materne North America is able to (a) recognize you when you access the web site so that you do not have to re-enter your personal or other information each time you visit the web site, (b) customize and personalize the content Materne North America makes available to you, (c) maintain the “state” of your current visit (e.g., to maintain a list of your most recent searches or the items in your “shopping basket”), and (d) alert you to new features.


In addition, from time to time Materne North America may collect certain non-personal data in connection with Materne North America web site. For example, Materne North America may collect information on the browser that you use to access the site, the operating system that you are running, what items you clicked on the applicable web page, how long you viewed a certain page, and information about the web site you accessed immediately before you accessed Materne North America web site. Materne North America may aggregate your non-personal data with the non-personal data of Materne North America other users or other non-personal data collected offline. Materne North America also may collect and analyze general traffic patterns within Materne North America web site to help maintain the flow and content of the site, and Materne North America may use some or all of this anonymous aggregated information to support Materne North America commercial, marketing and customer service activities or for any other reason. Materne North America consider your use of Materne North America web site to be private. However, Materne North America may access or disclose information about you and/or the content of your communications with Materne North America, in order to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on Materne North America; (2) enforce and investigate potential violations of these Terms of Use, including use of this site to participate in, or facilitate, activities that violate the law; or (3) protect the rights, property, or safety of Materne North America employees, customers or the public. You consent to the access and disclosures outlined in this section.


Materne North America does not knowingly solicit, collect or retain information from any individuals who are under fourteen (14) years of age. Except as specified in this Privacy Policy section or as otherwise authorized by you, Materne North America will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party, unless required to do so by law; provided, however that Materne North America may (a) use such information to support Materne North America customer satisfaction initiatives, improve product and service offerings, improve the content on Materne North America web site, and respond to your inquiries, (b) from time to time disclose such information to selected business partners, or other third parties offering products or services in which you may be interested, and (c) disclose such information to other companies provided that such third parties agree to comply with the provisions of this Privacy Policy section with respect to the use of your information.


You are responsible to notify Materne North America of any changes to the personal information provided to Materne North America. You can do this by merely using the “Contact Us” page to provide Materne North America with your new contact and other personal information.


To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of such information, Materne North America has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures as well as encryption and transaction security software to attempt to safeguard and secure the information Materne North America collects from this site. However, no safeguards or security procedures or software is completely effective, and Materne North America does not guarantee the absolute security of any information provided to Materne North America through use of Materne North America web


As with the Terms of Use, Materne North America reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy section from time to time in our discretion. If Materne North America makes modifications, Materne North America will post the revised section on the web site, which will take effect immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to periodically review these web site Terms of Use, and specifically, this Privacy Policy section.