ASACP Announces its Featured Sponsors for April, 2014
LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2014) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is delighted to announce its Featured Sponsors for April, 2014, in recognition of the leading companies that continue to take a stand in the war to protect children online.
ASACP’s Sponsor Recognition Program honors the providers of adult-oriented content and related services that have shown their responsibility by supporting the association’s mission over the years; because without their help, ASACP could not achieve the positive results it has on behalf of entertainment media stakeholders, and on behalf of at-risk youth.
According to ASACP Executive Director, Tim Henning, the ongoing support received from these companies enable the association to continue operating its highly regarded CP Hotline, which allows concerned individuals to report suspected child pornography; as well as furthers the development of ASACP resources, such as the Restricted To Adults (RTA) website Meta label that improves the accuracy of parental filtering tools.
“Today’s adult entertainment companies must take positive steps to protect their own business interests, which include keeping children out of and away from any age-restricted materials,” Henning explains. “Self-regulation such as using the RTA label, non-explicit ‘warning’ pages, and following ASACP’s Best Practices and Code of Ethics, forms a great foundation for this.”
“By following the example set by ASACP’s Featured Sponsors, all adult media companies can help to make online child safety a reality,” Henning added. “But realizing this laudable goal will only happen with the continuing financial, material and philosophical support of the adult entertainment industry at large.”
For April, ASACP recognizes Eros Guide, Swingers Date Club, The European Summit and Actually Helping, as its Featured Sponsors:
A Corporate Sponsor since 2006, the Eros Guide to Escorts and BDSM presents the world’s largest listings of erotic entertainers — including photos and contact information for escorts, massage, BDSM performers, exotic dancers, tantric practitioners and more; across over 90 cities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe.
Because of the unique nature of Eros Guide, the company has a focus on ensuring that minors are not accessing its site or services; including using a warning page, plus technical measures to prevent minors’ access via enhanced parental controls.
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 takes protecting minors seriously, and helps 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.
The European Summit
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2010, The European Summit hosts Europe’s leading B2B conference for the online entertainment industries, bringing together top representatives from the affiliate, billing, casual dating, domain name, mobile technology, website and traffic service arenas, in a comfortable setting that is conducive to exchanging ideas and information.
While The European Summit is not in the adult entertainment content business, it does attract many such operators, making it a prime venue for ASACP to deliver its message of corporate responsibility towards keeping children out of and away from adult entertainment — and has extended considerable hospitality to the association over the years — such as fundraisers and complimentary event amenities, illustrating the range of opportunities beyond direct financial support that companies have when it comes to helping ASACP.
Helping ASACP as a Corporate Sponsor since 2012, Actually Helping is a merchant solutions provider with more than two decades of experience in guiding companies through the process of merchant account acquisition and the development of payment processing solutions, along with risk and compliance consulting, conversion and throughput analysis and holistic business approach strategies.
Bringing this level of expertise to ASACP is Actually Helping’s Mike Ackerman, who has served on the association’s Advisory Committee since 2012, providing an example of how a single person can make a huge difference, by devoting their time and energy towards what is the best solution for an adult-content friendly Internet that also protects the needs of children.
From guides to adult entertainers and local swingers, to the promoters of international trade events and the providers of merchant services, a diverse group of top-flight companies know that supporting ASACP not only makes good business sense, but is also the right thing to do.
Consider joining the ranks of adult industry leaders by beginning, extending or increasing your support of ASACP today, and help to ensure your business’ prosperity for tomorrow.
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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 nearly 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.