ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for December, 2015
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 1, 2015) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of December, 2015.
According to ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning, each month the association highlights its most generous and long-term sponsors that consistently support ASACP and its mission of protecting children, by helping to keep them out of and away from age-inappropriate material.
“ASACP’s Sponsor Recognition Program honors a diverse group of companies that have put child protection as one of their top priorities,” Henning stated. “This is demonstrated by using the Restricted To Adults (RTA) website meta tag, and by following ASACP’s Code of Ethics and its market-specific Best Practices, among other steps.”
“ASACP’s sponsors set an example for their industry peers that is worthy of following,” Henning adds. “By upholding the highest ethical and operational standards, they show that profits and online child protection can go hand in hand.
Wrapping up its Featured Sponsors for 2015, ASACP recognizes three of its most dedicated and longest-standing sponsors — AWE, The Lion’s Den, and Swingers Date Club, for their continued generous support of the association and its never ending fight to protect children.
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.
According to AWE/Jasmin CEO Karoly Papp, it is really important for the company to be associated with ASACP, and to actively support its team’s mission of protecting children.
“We have ourselves developed some strong regulations in order to verify the age of the users and to keep children out of adult oriented materials,” Papp explains, adding “We have been involved in this association since 2008, and we will keep doing so.”
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.
Swingers Date Club
The world’s largest international swingers’ dating site and an ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2008, Swingers Date Club boasts a membership of more than three million adults around the globe, who are seeking intimate connections with other like-minded individuals.
Featuring listings of verified local swingers and swingers clubs, parties and events, plus speed dating and travel services, Swingers Date Club has taken pride in being an active sponsor of ASACP and takes protecting minors seriously — helping in this fight by preventing minors from accessing its site by using the RTA label — and further protects visitors from unwanted exposure to sexually explicit imagery by not including this type of material on its home page.
“We work very hard to help the fight against child pornography on a daily basis,” SDC’s Dave Vanderwouw explains, noting that SDC.com has an active support staff that combs through the website 24/7 to ensure that no type of illicit activity is going on. “We take immediate action when rules are violated, and the violator’s personal information is always forwarded to the authorities.”
“SDC believes that possessing and receiving child pornography is a serious federal crime, and we will not stand for the abuse of children in any manner,” Vanderwouw adds. “It is a huge task to try to stop the victimization of children and we take it very seriously, along with our devoted members who are diligent in contacting us if they see anything that they believe to be hurtful or offensive. Child pornography must be stopped and we vow to do our part in fighting this battle every day.”
From live webcams to adult novelty retailers and casual dating sites, the range of companies that sponsor ASACP represent many market segments, and show that “doing the right thing” as part of their corporate culture allows businesses to benefit children — as well as their own business interests.
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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 19 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.