This Policy was last updated on February 6, 2020.
American Software, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (also referred to herein as “we,” “us,” and “our”) are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal information we collect, use, share, and otherwise process as part of our business. We also believe in transparency, and we are committed to informing you about how we treat your personal information.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
First and Third-Party Cookies – Description
A “cookie” is a small file created by a web server that can be stored on your device for use either during a particular browsing session (a “session” cookie) or a future browsing session (a “persistent” cookie). “Session” cookies are temporarily stored on your hard drive and only last until they expire at the end of your browsing session or after a set time period. Persistent cookies remain stored on your hard drive until they expire or are deleted by you. Local stored objects (“flash” cookies) are used to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on a website.
First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site. In contrast, third-party cookies are set by a party other than the website you are visiting, and they may gather browsing activity (such as information you have entered or choices you have made) across numerous websites and browsing sessions.
Similar Technologies – Description
In addition to cookies, there are other automatic data collection technologies, such as Internet tags, web beacons (clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs), and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, etc.) that can be used to collect data as users navigate through and interact with the Site:
- Web beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) with unique identifiers that are used to understand browsing activity. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisible on web pages when you open a page.
- Social Widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with social media services when you view a web page or mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget and are controlled by third parties.
- UTM Codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator,” which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.
The aggregate data collected by these passive technologies typically does not target any personal information, but personal information may be linked to information stored in and obtained through these technologies in order to improve our marketing, analytics, or website functionality.
What Cookies and Similar Technologies Are In Use and Why Do We Use Them?
We use certain data collection technologies, Internet tags, web beacons (clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs), and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, etc.) in order to improve website functionality and analytics.
Other Third-Party Technologies
Some third parties may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about you when you browse the Internet. The information they collect about your online browsing activities over time and across different websites and other online services may be associated with your personal information and used to provide you with targeted content. We do not control these third-party technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible party directly or consult their privacy policies.
Choices About Cookies
When you visit the Site, it will prompt you to confirm whether you approve of the use of a cookie. You may also adjust your browser settings to opt out of accepting a persistent cookie and to only accept session cookies, but you will need to log in each time you want to enjoy the full functionality of the Site.
Please be aware that adjusting the cookie settings on the Site may not fully delete all of the cookies that have already been created. To delete them, visit your web browser settings after you have changed your cookie settings on the Site.
Additional information is provided below about how to disable cookies or manage the cookie settings for some of the leading web browser providers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as browser cookies. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website at: https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html.
For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/. You may learn more about internet advertising practices and related consumer resources at http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and http://youronlinechoices.eu/.