Privacy Policy📄

About Us

A-indie – Good indie music in Asia✨ – is a music media platform run by BELONG, a Japanese music organization. We publish music articles with a focus on Asian indie music. Our website address is


When visitors leave comments on this site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as their IP address and browser user agent string to help us detect spam.

Anonymized (also known as “hash”) strings created from email addresses may be provided to the service to verify that you are using the Gravatar service. The service’s privacy policy can be found at If your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly displayed along with your comment.


When uploading images to the site, you should not upload images that contain location data (EXIF GPS). Site visitors can download images from the site and extract location data.

Embedded content from other sites

Posts on this site may contain embedded content (videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves the same way as if the visitor had visited that site.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with embedded content. This includes tracking your interactions with embedded content if you are logged in to that site using your account.

Where to share your data

When you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Duration of data storage

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

If a user registers with this site, we will store the personal information they provide on their user profile page. All users can view, edit, and delete their personal information (but not change their user name). Site administrators can also view and edit that information.

Your rights to the data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments on the site, you can make a request to receive the personal data we hold about you (including all data you have provided) as an export file. You can also make a request to have your personal data erased. This does not include data that we are obligated to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data will be sent

Comments by visitors may be checked through our automated spam detection service.


Please contact the following for inquiries regarding handling personal information on this website.

A-indie(BELONG Media)
For inquiries, please


When you leave a comment on the site, you can opt-in to have your name, email address, and site stored in a cookie. This is for your convenience and saves you from having to re-enter your details when leaving other comments. This cookie is retained for one year.

When you visit the login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser can accept cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we also set some cookies to retain your login and display information. The login cookie is retained for two days and the display options cookie is retained for one year. If you select “Keep me logged in,” your login information is retained for two weeks. The login cookie is deleted when you log out.

If you edit or publish a post, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data, it simply identifies the modified post and expires in one day.

About advertisements

This site uses third-party advertising services (Google Adsense, Amazon Associates). These ad-serving companies may use “cookies” (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) to display advertisements for products and services that may be of interest to you. For more information about Google Adsense, please click here to learn more about this process and how you can prevent this information from being used by ad-serving companies.

About SSL Security

We have implemented Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology when entering personal information on this site. Input data is encrypted and passes through the network, so you can use our site with peace of mind.