Privacy Policy

Data Protection

DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH appreciates your interest in our company and also your visit to our website. The privacy of your personal data is important to us in this context. We would therefore like to provide you with information about the way we collect and process personal data on our website. This Privacy Policy also gives you information about your rights as a user.

Our website can be used without providing any personal data. If personal information is collected on our website, this is voluntary. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Collection of data

Server log files
Whenever a user accesses our website and whenever they access a file, information about this process is temporarily stored in a log file. Data stored in this way are used exclusively for internal and anonymous statistical analysis, enabling us to keep improving the content of our website. Data with reference to specific individuals are not used. Whenever you access our website, a record is stored which primarily contains the following data:

  • Your IP address
  • Your operating system
  • Your browser
  • Time of access
  • The website you are visiting
  • The website from which you are visiting us (if transmitted)
  • Volume of data transmitted


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files which are saved to your device via your browser. They do not harm your device. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. The cookies continue to be stored on your device until they are no longer required or until you delete them. They allow us to recognise your browser next time you visit our website.

If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you of the use of cookies, so that you only accept cookies on a case-by-case basis. If you refuse to accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Web analysis

Our website does not currently use web analysis tools.

Contact forms

Your contact details will only be collected if you use our contact form for a message or an enquiry, if you send us a purchase order via the online order form on our website or if you send us an online job application. Your details will only be collected to the extent that we need them to fulfil the specified purpose. Further details on online applications can be found here:

Newsletter data

Our newsletter “DESMA today” is sent to those customers who had already subscribed to the print version of our newsletter. The data used for these customers refer to their e-mail addresses. New subscribers who wish to receive the newsletter also have to provide an e-mail address as well as information that enables us to verify that they are the owner of the e-mail address stated and that they consent to receiving the newsletter. We do not collect any other data except data that you provide voluntarily. These data are used solely to send you the information you have requested and are not disclosed to any third parties.

Data processing takes place solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6, Para 1, Point a GDPR). You are entitled at any time to revoke the consent you have given us to store your data and e-mail address and to use these to send the newsletter, for instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link provided in the newsletter. This revocation does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing which has already taken place.

The data we store in connection with your newsletter subscription are stored until you are deleted from our newsletter mailing list and will be erased after you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. This does not affect any data that we have stored for any other purposes.


We use the services of MailChimp to send our newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp provides services which facilitate, for instance, the organisation and analysis of newsletter distribution. When you enter data to subscribe to our newsletter (e.g. your e-mail address), the data will be stored on the MailChimp servers in the USA.

MailChimp is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA which is intended to guarantee compliance with European privacy standards in the USA.

MailChimp enables us to analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail which has been sent with MailChimp, a file in the e-mail (web beacon) creates a link to the MailChimp servers in the USA. This allows us to establish whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links – if any – were clicked. It also records technical information (such as time of opening, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the individual newsletter recipient. It is used only for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to adjust future newsletters so that they correspond to the recipients’ interests more accurately.

If you do not want your data to be analysed by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide the relevant link in each newsletter message.

Data processing is handled on the basis of your consent (Art. 6, Para 1, Point a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This revocation does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing which has already taken place.

The data we store in connection with your newsletter subscription are stored until you are deleted from our newsletter mailing list and will be erased from our servers and also from the MailChimp servers after you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. This does not affect any data that we have stored for any other purposes.

Further information about the MailChimp privacy policy is available at:


We have integrated YouTube videos on our website. They are stored on, but they can be viewed directly from our website.

They are all covered by our Extended Data Protection Mode,?so that no data about you as a user are sent to YouTube unless you run those videos. It is only when you run the videos that data are sent to the YouTube server. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with its head office at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with its head office at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further details on the use of user data by YouTube (Google) can be found at:


This website uses the social plug-ins of the social media website, for example the “Like” button. is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins are marked with the Facebook logo. If you call up a page on our website that contains such functions, your browser makes a direct connection with Facebook servers. In this process certain user data that are available in your web browser are sent by your computer to Facebook, and Facebook sends certain data back. The content is sent by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates them into the website. DESMA has no influence on the amount of data collected by Facebook via this plug-in. Go to to find out what information is sent to Facebook. By integrating such interfaces, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins (e.g. via the like button) or if you use the Facebook interface when logging in, this information is sent by your browser directly to Facebook and then stored there. If you are not a Facebook member, it is still possible that Facebook will obtain your IP address and store it.

To prevent Facebook from collecting information about you during your visit to our website, you need to log out of Facebook prior to visiting our site and delete any Facebook cookies from your browser cache.


Our website contains links to other websites. These links have been checked by us with reasonable care. However, our company cannot be held liable for the contents of the sites we have linked or for their compliance with data protection laws.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content you send to us. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser\'s address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon appears in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Further information under GDPR

Erasure of data
If we have stored personal data of yours, we will only process them for the period of time that is required to fulfil the purpose of storage or to the extent that this is legally required.
If the purpose of data storage has been achieved or if a legal deadline has passed, the personal data are routinely erased or made unavailable, as required by the relevant statutory regulations.

No disclosure of data
Personal data are not disclosed to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to do so in a specific instance.

Rights of data subjects
Each data subject has a right of access under GDPR Article 15. If we process personal data of yours, you have a right to rectify data under GDPR Article 16, a right to erase them under GDPR Article 17, a right to restrict processing under GDPR Article 18, a right to object under GDPR Article 21 and a right to data portability under GDPR Article 20. The right of access and the right to erasure are subject to restrictions specified in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), sections 34 and 35. In addition, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (GDPR article 77 in conjunction with BDSG section 19).

Legal basis of processing
The processing of personal data together with the use of contact or order forms serves the purpose of carrying out a contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures under GDPR Article 6 (1) point b.
If our company is under a legal commitment necessitating the processing of personal data, processing is based on GDPR Article 6 (1) point c.
In addition, processing may be based on GDPR Article 6 (1) point f, whereby processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests of fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.

Obligation to provide personal data
You never have to provide personal data when you visit our site. However, the situation may be different if certain contractual provisions are in place, as the performance of a contract regularly requires personal data.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

As the internet continues to develop, the Privacy Policy will need to be amended at intervals. You can find out about such changes by regularly calling up this Privacy Policy.


Desmastraße 3/5
28832 Achim

Tel.: +49 4202 990 0

Data Protection Officer: