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ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for December

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 1, 2014) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is proud to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of December, 2014.

ASACP’s Executive Director, Tim Henning, explains that the association’s Sponsor Recognition Program honors companies that have demonstrated a willingness to put child protection ahead of irresponsible profits, setting a worthy example for their peers to follow.

“ASACP helps digital media businesses protect themselves by protecting children online,” Henning says. “Our Sponsor Recognition Program publicly honors the ongoing, substantial achievements that these companies have accomplished in this regard.”

“By recognizing these companies, ASACP wants to inform legislators and other stakeholders that the legitimate adult entertainment industry is made up of professionals that are willing to do the right thing, proactively and without outside interference,” Henning adds. “These firms consistently support the association, and its mission of protecting children, by keeping them out of and away from adult entertainment, with the highest ethical and operational standards.”

Wrapping up its Featured Sponsors for 2014, ASACP recognizes three of its oldest sponsors — AWE, Adult Friend Finder and The Lion’s Den — for their continued generous support of the association and its never ending fight to protect children online.

Adult Webmaster Empire (AWE)

A Platinum Sponsor that has supported ASACP for more than eight years, AWE is perhaps best known for its Jasmin brand: the world’s most popular live webcam and chat platform, which unites millions of users from around the globe.

Because of the unique nature of its services, the company takes its responsibilities seriously; protecting children from accessing its site, while ensuring that its cam models are of legal age — it is a process that starts with the proactive use of an overlaid warning page alerting visitors that age-restricted adult content is ahead.

To ensure that the minimum age requirements for performers are met, all of the individuals who register as live cam models on Jasmin.com or its associated sites are subject to a rigorous screening process. AWE has also implemented extensive measures to constantly monitor its live content, as an additional proactive measure for protecting minors.

Adult FriendFinder

A Corporate Sponsor that has supported ASACP since 2005, AFF helps guide the association with service on its Advisory Council. AFF also takes positive steps to keep minors away from its adult websites, including the use of the Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label.

AFF goes beyond this basic step to offer a detailed guide to help parents protect their children, with tips for parental filter setup and more; demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to keeping underage users away. AFF’s consumer care extends to adults as well, with the firm also offering a guide to safe dating tips.

Launched in 1996, AdultFriendFinder.com has more than 40 million members, who can view blogs, chat rooms and webcam shows, plus submitted photos and videos. Since AFF is free to join, it is especially important for it to protect this material from underage viewers, so it takes steps including keeping its most explicit content behind a pay wall.

The Lion’s Den

Another long-term ASACP Corporate Sponsor, The Lion’s Den Adult Superstore is dedicated to providing consumers with the very best in adult merchandise — including a range of toys, magazines, DVDs, lingerie, massage oils and gifts for both bachelor and bachelorette parties.

The Lion’s Den opened its first retail facility in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971 and has since then expanded to more than 40 locations throughout the country, each of which maintains the very highest standards of customer service and professionalism bolstered by a courteous sales staff.

According to the company, it built its reputation on quality products and low prices from the very beginning, treating customers with the dignity and respect that forms loyal relationships — a focus on dignity and respect that it has extended to its support of ASACP since 2006, out of a desire to protect children from exposure to products and services intended for adults only.

From live webcams to casual dating and adult novelty retailers, the range of companies that sponsor ASACP represent all market segments and show that “doing the right” as part of their corporate culture allows businesses to benefit children, as well as their own business interests.
For more information on how your company can help, please contact tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.
ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online. The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Hotline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested 18 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.

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