Privacy Policy

Columbus McKinnon ……….

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we treat your personal data always and of course in accordance with the legal data protection obligations. We have appointed a qualified and reliable Data Protection Officer. The external commissioning of data protection will be conducted from UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co KG.

In the following, we would like to inform you about the processing of personal data.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

You can use our website based on a non-disclosure of your identity. Should we on our website ask for your personal data, e.g. in a contact form or by registering / login and if personal data are queried (in example name, address or email address), we state that this will be done on a voluntary basis. 

You agree by sending these information that it can be used for our business purposes (sending of requested material / information, processing regarding advertisement and market research purposes) if you have not objected. Your once given consent can be repealed at any time which will take effect in the future. 

Transfer of Data

A transfer to Third Parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes will not happen without your explicit consent.Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties, if the law also permits it (ie. based on article 6 of the GDPR) and/or it is required. We partially use service providers for the statutory order processing of data; the website host is Aman GmbH – (Amort-Straße 4, Munich, Germany) while the maintenance of the page is being done by us. The full responsibility for data processing remains here with us. Furthermore, we sometimes use plugins from other providers on our website. More information about this can be found further below.

Please note that if necessary, we also transfer personal data for the above mentioned purpose to other companies within our group (see  the ‘About Us’ section), so that the processing of personal data can be conducted outside the EU / EEA. The data transfer takes place on the basis of legitimate interest in order to be able to make a holistic offer of our services.

Many of the companies within our group are based outside the EU / EEA. We provide an adequate level of data protection through the use of standard contractual clauses. Of course, we respect all legal requirements of proper data transfer. If you don’t agree with our regulation, you can object.


This site uses “Cookies”. Cookies are text files that will be stored on your computer and allow analysis of the use of the website as well as recognize by your next visit of this website. You can prevent the installation of cookies through an appropriate setting in your browser. However, this could result that you will be unable to use some of the function of this website. 


Every time accessing this website, protocols for statistical purposes will be created and processed whereby single users will remain anonymous:

»      Referrer (site from the link you reached this website)

»      IP address

»      Browser and operation system

»      Timestamp (date, time)

We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we have concrete indications of an illegal use. 

Liability for own Content

The content of these sites has been created with the greatest accuracy. We cannot provide any guarantee for accuracy, completeness and topicality of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these sites according to the general laws. 

Liability for Links (Content of Third Party Providers)

It is important to distinguish between our own content and references (“links”) that lead to other content from other providers. We have no influence on their content of the linked websites. Here, it is always the provider or the operator of these sites that is responsible for the content.

Right of Access, Erasure and Restriction

We hereby inform you that pursuant to Article 15 et seq. GDPR you have the right to obtain information on the personal data concerned, as well as rectification or deletion or limitation of processing or of a right to object to processing as well as of the personal data Right to have data portability. Likewise, under Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data in breach of the GDPR. If the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR (Consent), you also have the right to revoke the consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent until the revocation. 

Change of our Data Protection Regulations

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time so that it will always comply with the legal requirements or to change our services in the Privacy Policy, e.g. the introduction of new services. Therefore, a new Privacy Policy will be valid if our website is accessed.


If you have any questions regarding the processing of personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer who is available with his team in the case of any requests of information, general requests or complaints.

Contact to the Data Protection Officer

External Data Protection Officer, Nützenberger Straße 119, 42115 Wuppertal

Tel: 0202 - 265 74 0



To find us easily, we offer you the use of Google Maps where you can see maps and create routes. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. These sites will be made visible accordingly.

By using this service, you declare that you agree with the collection, processing and use of the self-entered data through Google. The Terms of Use of Google Maps can be found at site).


Web analysis with Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files that will be stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information about the use of the website produced through Cookies (including your shortened IP address) is transferred and stored 13 months on a Google server in the US. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to prepare reports of website activities for the website provider and to deliver other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Additionally, Google may transfer this information to Third Parties if it is legally required or if Third Parties process these data on request of Google. Google will not in any case establish a combination between your IP address and other data from Google.

You can object to the use of your data through Google by installing a so-called add-on in your browser. Therefore, you can follow this link that leads you to the site of Google: site).


Facebook (Like Button)

On our website, we partly use so-called plug-ins (“like”-buttons) that are integrated from Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). By accessing the particular site on our website, Facebook will be notified which of our Internet sites you have visited with your IP address. This will be added to your Facebook user account if you are logged in as a member. A use of plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “like”-buttons, submitting of a comment), will generate information added to your Facebook account. This could be prevented through a logout before this plug-in is used. 



On our sites, we have incorporated functions of the services of Twitter. These functions are provided through Twitter Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the function „Re-Tweet“, will the visited websites of you be linked to your Twitter account and other users will be informed about it. In doing so there will be also a transfer of data to Twitter. We point out that we as a provider have no knowledge about the content of the transferred data as well as their use through Twitter. Further information can be found in the Privacy Policy of Twitter at You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at [externalsite].



Our sites use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With the help of a Google+ -buttons you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ -buttons helps you and others to get personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both, information that you have given +1 and information about the site that you visited and clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile, or at other places and websites and Internet advertisements. Google records information of your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use Google+ -buttons you need a worldwide visible public Google profile that uses at least the name for the profile chosen. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also be exchanged through another name that you used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users that know your email address or have other identifiable information about you. In addition to this above-mentioned purpose of use, Google will use your information that has been made available according to the valid data protection regulations of Google. Google may share summarised statistics of the +1 activities of the user or may pass on this information onto users or partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.



This website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With each retrieval of our sites that uses functions of LinkedIn there will be a connection established to the server of LinkedIn. LinkedIn will be informed that you visited our Internet sites with your IP address. When you clicked on the „Recommend-Button“ of LinkedIn and you are logged in at LinkedIn it is possible for LinkedIn to allocate your visit on our Internet site to yourself as a person and to your user account. We point out that we as a provider of the sites have no knowledge about the content of the transferred data as well as their use by LinkedIn. Further information regarding this can be found in the Privacy Policy at [externalsite].  



Our website uses Google plug-ins for the powered site YouTube. The provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you are using one of our websites that have inbuild YouTube plug-ins there will be a connection established to the servers of YouTube. Thereby, the server of YouTube will be informed which of our sites you have visited. When you are logged in to your YouTube account you will allow YouTube to allocate your browsing behaviour to your personal profile. This can be prevented by logging out from your YouTube account. Further information of the handling of user data can be found in the Privacy Policy of YouTube at[external site].  







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