Pretty much in the 'fine' print (one of the many hidden pages) basically they state that if you dont activate your content ID within 3 months, they usually delete it, along with all info attached to it, and there's no hope in saving it.
So i'm pretty sure if you take a 'break' for one reason or another, you're gonna be screwed over as usual per Squenix.
Happened to me, tried calling tech support, they said they'd send it to 'special support' because i had the character for 3 years, never got contacted. Contacted them again, they said they had no record of me talking to them, and they'd send it again to "special support" team.... again.. no contact, so i gave up, thats when i was looking it all up and found all of it out.
Doesnt happen to everyone, heard of some people coming back after years off and their character still there, but guess they're the lucky ones lol
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