Media Owner

The Innovation in Politics Institute GmbH
Ungargasse 59-61
1030 Wien
Phone: +43 (0)660 654 30 27
Firmenbuchnummer: FN 461215h
Geschäftsführer: Edward Strasser

Editorial Policy

The International Mayors’ Conferences NOW are initiated and organised by Act.Now and the Innovation in Politics Institute. The Innovation in Politics Institute is a Company based on a private initiative operating internationally and above party lines, located in Vienna.


Accountability for content

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions (§ 3 ECG), we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages.
In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this.

Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.


Our web pages and their contents are subject to Austrian copyright law. Every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior written consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is illegal and punishable.


  1. General
    1.  The website (hereinafter “website”) is operated by The Innovation in Politics Institute, Margaretenstraße 70 1050 Vienna, as a service provider (hereinafter referred to as “service provider”). The media owner and publisher of the website is the service provider.
    2. Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Austrian data protection law is the service provider:
    3. You have the right at any time to receive information about the personal data and to ask these to be corrected or deleted. For information, correction or deletion requests please contact us at the given contact information. If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by the service provider in accordance with this Privacy Policy as a whole or for individual measures, you can also send your objection by e-mail, fax or letter to the aforementioned contact details.
    4. We take data protection and privacy issues very seriously and comply with the applicable Austrian and European data protection regulations. You as the user of the website agree to the data processing in the sense of this declaration.
  2. Stored Data
    1. The service provider automatically stores and processes the following personal information when you visit our websites:
      1. Serverlogs
        The IP address of the requesting computer, together with the date, the time, the request, which file is requested (name and URL), which amount of data is transmitted to you, a message, if the request was successful, recognition data of the used browser and the operating system used, as well as the website from which the access was made (should be accessed via a link) are automatically stored. The server logs are stored to check system security, to technically administer the website and to optimise the offer. These data will be leaked to law enforcement authorities in the event of a hacking attack. A further passing on to third parties does not take place. The server logs are stored for a maximum of 3 months.
      2. Cookies:
        Cookies are small text files that the website stores on your computer to recognise it. Cookies are automatically accepted for most web browsers. By changing the settings of your browser you can avoid this. You can remove cookies stored on your PC at any time by deleting the temporary Internet files. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use individual interactive offers on the Site.
        Specifically, the following cookies are stored beyond the respective session:
        The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the websites by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
        The website uses IP anonymisation. Therefore, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the websites, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other website and internet related services to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of the websites in their entirety. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your anonymised IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the following link (http:/// Download and install the available browser plugin.
        Google Analytics uses the following cookies: __utma (storage period 2 years), __utmt (storage period 10 minutes), __utmb (storage period 30 minutes), __utmc (storage time until the end of the browser session), __utmz (storage period 6 months)
    2. Furthermore, the service provider does not automatically store and use data from users.
    3. Social Plugins (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
      The website uses so-called “social plugins”. Currently these are the plugins of the services Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp. Through these plugins, data, including personal information, may be sent to the US service providers and may be used by them. These companies can be contacted as follows:

      • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304, USA
      • Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
      • Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
    4. Data that the user enters himself on the websiteIf a user enters their name, e-mail address, subject and/or message under “Contact / Send us a message”, we will receive specified data by e-mail. The e-mail address of the recipient is stored exclusively for the purpose of contacting or answering any queries. Further processing of this information or forwarding the e-mail address to third parties does not take place.
  1. Security of your informationThe Service Provider protects users’ personal information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. The service provider keeps your personal information stored on the server in a controlled secure environment in which unauthorised access and disclosure is prevented.
  1. Right of objection
    Each user of the website has the right to refuse the storage of his personal data. The user and his data will be deleted in this case, unless there is a contractual or legal obligation to store the data.
  1. Data Processing
    The service provider undertakes to secure the data against unauthorised access in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG). The service provider saves and uses the data entered and transmitted by the user exclusively to the extent mentioned here. With deletion of the user all personal data of the user are deleted.
  1. Contact information
    The Service Provider welcomes any feedback concerning this Privacy Policy. If you have questions and suggestions, please contact, we will contact you as soon as possible. Address and telephone number for written or personal contact can be found in the imprint of the website (