Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are AXCEL STYLE, a comprehensive network of fansites dedicated to MADKID and the growing international AXCEL Fan Community. Our website address is: https://axcel.style.

This fan network serves international members and provides news, updates, and other related blog articles in English, run by a small group of MADKID Axcels (fans). We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Gravatar Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We only have one contact form on the site. When you send your contact information along with your message, we save your contact information for replies or if we open up a project that may include a mailing list. We’ll be asking you permission first before we add you to any mailing list.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have a (WordPress.com) account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.), primarily from social media services and livestream services. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

For example, we may be embedding a video coming from the MADKID Official YouTube Channel or the Nippon Columbia YouTube Channel. All the data about you will not be collected by AXCEL STYLE, but will be collected by the YouTube channels themselves for visitor statistic purposes.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics + to collect our analytics data for our site.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties without your permission. If there is a third party asking for your data, we will contact you first. You have the right to request any data removal from our database when needed.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.