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ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for December 2016

LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2016) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of December, 2016.

Representing the industry’s top companies, ASACP’s Featured Sponsors serve as excellent examples of proactive self-regulation, corporate responsibility, and the pinnacle of ethical operation.

“As a non-profit association, ASACP relies on the ongoing generosity of its sponsors from the online entertainment, digital content, and mobile media industries, in order to succeed in its mission of keeping children out of and away from age-inappropriate materials,” says ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning. “Honoring the association’s Featured Sponsors highlights those flagship firms making a tangible commitment to child protection, and we sincerely hope that other companies will follow their noble example that puts ‘doing the right thing’ ahead of pure profits.”

This financial and material support allows ASACP to continue its 20-year record of success, including the operation of its internationally recognized Child Exploitation Tipline, which has processed more than one million CP reports since its inception. The association also offers free educational tools for digital media companies, such as market specific Best Practices and a universal Code of Ethics for businesses, app- and website operators.

In addition, ASACP’s Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta labeling system aids parents by helping prevent children’s access to adult-oriented websites and mobile apps — and is provided to all website and app publishers free of charge — thanks to the generosity of the association’s sponsors.

For December, ASACP recognizes Epoch, Rabbit’s Reviews, and Sextronix, as its Featured Sponsors, signifying their ongoing support of the association, and its gratitude for their continuing commitment to online child safety.

Epoch

A founding Platinum Sponsor that has supported ASACP for more than 14 years, Epoch is an Internet Payment Services Provider enabling merchants to process transactions online and through mobile devices, accepting global payments for digital products and services, while earning a reputation for legitimacy and oversight of client web properties in the process.

Epoch takes an active, two-pronged approach to child protection. First, by ensuring that its services are not used by illegal websites selling materials depicting underage performers; and secondly, by selflessly providing dedicated service to the association’s Advisory Committee, which helps set the responsible standards and practices for legitimate adult entertainment and other companies. Epoch also provides the boardroom facilities for ASACP meetings, as well as other tangible assets.

Epoch’s responsible corporate philosophy puts people (including children) first, exemplifying the type of industry-leading company that makes up ASACP’s most valued sponsors.

Rabbit’s Reviews

A Corporate Sponsor supporting ASACP since 2005, Rabbit’s Reviews is a free adult website that provides reviews of premium adult paysites as an independent rating of the quality and value of these sites, thus acting as the “Consumer Reports” of internet porn.

Rabbit’s Reviews makes it its business to review countless adult websites, and is in a position to understand the importance of protecting children from inappropriate material. Through its generous support, it has helped ASACP to carry on its mission of protecting children, while helping to set the standards of quality for adult websites.

RabbitsReviews.com also helps prevent a minor’s unauthorized access to its age-restricted content by using a warning page and parental filtering controls. These measures provide a protective barrier between youth and adult entertainment in accordance with ASACP’s Best Practices.

Sextronix

An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2010, Sextronix’s affiliate program allows marketers to promote the company’s more than 200 premium adult websites, which serve straight and gay consumers with niche content depicting solo girls, adult-oriented cartoons and animated Hentai material, along with content for transgender enthusiasts.

Among the company’s offerings are free sites, which may typically allow unrestricted access to age-inappropriate materials; but Sextronix takes the protective steps of including a warning page as well as RTA labeling, to prevent unexpected or unauthorized access — a process it further strengthens by requiring a credit card for age verification.

On the leading edge of mobile technology, many of Sextronix’ sites target consumers on a wide variety of devices to satisfy today’s diverse audiences, but this complicates matters from a child protection standpoint. ASACP’s Best Practices for mobile adult sites and applications help guide digital media companies facing these challenges by providing workable solutions.

November’s Featured Sponsors show how a diverse group of companies, from online billing, to website ratings and reviews, to premium adult content providers and more, demonstrate corporate leadership through support of ASACP and its mission.

“There are many reputable companies that have not yet shown the willingness to take a stand in the battle for online child protection, and now is the time for them to do so,” Henning adds. “From the U.K. to the U.S. and beyond, mandatory age-verification and other efforts to limit online content are now accelerating in a politically-charged atmosphere. ASACP needs your help to protect children — and the industry.”

To learn how your company can make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and help protect itself by protecting children, email 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 20 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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