Data protection


We at Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH (CMEP) attach great importance to protection of your rights in processing your personal data. We process the personal data incurred in context with visits to our website in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect in the country in which our organization responsible for data-processing has its legal domicile



1. Contact address of responsible organization

Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH

Am Silberpark 2-8

86438 Kissing/Germany

Phone main desk +49 8233 2121 0

Telefax main desk +49 8233 2121 805


Director Operations: Ulrich Hintermeier Dipl.-Ing. (FH)


Data-safety officer: Gerhard Schury – e-Mail address:


2. Collection of anonymous usage data
When you visit our website, our web servers as standard feature store the IP address and the domain from which access is obtained, the date and time of the visit, which of our websites you visit, and technical information on the visit (http method, http version, http status code, length of the transmitted data, browser used).

If you log on to our website as user, the user ID needed to log on is also stored.

When visiting our web applications (e.g. CAD&go application programs), the information required to use this application effectively (language, session ID, configurator step, selected data within the configurator) may also be also stored. 


3. Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data such as address and communication data, contract particulars, contacts and voluntary statements made by affected persons will only be collected if you make this data available of your own accord, for example within the framework of a registration, a survey or a sales promotion competition or in fulfilment of contract.


4. Purpose limitation and disclosure of personal data

Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you have disclosed it to us. Furthermore, personal data will be passed on to third parties within our corporate group (CMCO). Such data will only be passed on to government/state institutions and authorities within the framework of mandatory national legal provisions. Our employees have been bound by us to maintain secrecy and to protect personal data entrusted to us.


5. Right to withdraw consent

If you in one of our applications have consented to such use, we would like to inform you - by using your data - about our company and our products. You are free at any time to withdraw your consent with effect for the future.


6. Right to information, right to correct
Upon written request, our data safety officer will notify you whether and which personal data pertaining to you is stored by us. If, in spite of our best endeavours to ensure the correctness and topicality of the data, incorrect information is stored, we will correct this information after receiving appropriate written instruction to do so.


7. Data safety
CMEP uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your data so as to prevent accidental or deliberate tampering, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures, such as for example data encryption, are regularly adapted and improved in line with technological developments.


8. Links to websites of other providers
Our website may contain links to websites of other providers. CMEP satisfied itself at the time of establishing the link that the directly linked pages were free of illegal content. However, CMEP has no influence whatsoever on the content of the linked pages and is unable to monitor these pages on a regular basis. CMEP therefore cannot be held liable for the content of the linked pages which have been changed since the creation of the link. This declaration concerning data privacy protection does not apply to the linked websites of other providers.


9. Cookies

Cookies are small text files which your Internet browser files and stores on your computer. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your settings to deactivate this function in your browser. CMEP uses these cookies to render our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe.

Our cookies do not contain any personal information,. The cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. You may of course also view our website without cookies, however, this may restrict your use of certain functions.


10. Reservations

In order to keep apace with the continuing development of the Internet, CMEP shall be entitled at any time to adapt this declaration concerning data privacy protection while adhering to the provisions of data privacy protection legislation.


11. 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. 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 may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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 on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


You may object to this recording of data by Google Analytics by following the below link:


Deactivation add-on for Google Analytics browser: