ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for July 2016
LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2016) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is delighted to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of July, 2016.
The association’s internationally recognized Child Exploitation Hotline has processed more than one million reports since its inception, and has an enviable record of success. In addition, the association offers education, information and tools, that help digital media companies with Best Practices and a universal Code of Ethics for businesses, app- and website operators — while its Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label helps prevent a minor’s access to adult-oriented websites and mobile apps.
ASACP’s Executive Director, Tim Henning, says that by supporting these initiatives, the association’s Featured Sponsors represent the pinnacle of corporate responsibility and self-regulation.
“The association’s Sponsor Recognition Program honors those companies that have demonstrated a commitment to child protection that sets an example for their fellow businesses to follow,” Henning explains. “By doing so, these companies demonstrate to legislators and others that the adult industry is made up of caring professionals and legitimate businesses intent on protecting children.”
Honoring this month’s Featured Sponsors, ASACP recognizes CCBill, Porn.com and Cherry Pimps, for their ongoing support of the association and commitment to online child protection by keeping kids out of and away from adult oriented materials.
Internet Payment Services Provider CCBill, an ASACP Title Sponsor supporting the association since 2008, serves both merchant and consumer markets alike.
“ASACP is a critical component in both helping to maintain corporate responsibility within online markets and demonstrating our community’s commitment to childhood protection,” CCBill’s Gary Jackson says. “We are proud to offer our support as Title Sponsor, and look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership.”
Jackson serves on ASACP’s Advisory Council, further demonstrating CCBill’s commitment to supporting the association.
“What some may not know is that the CCBill Ethics and Code of Conduct Policies, which we adopted and applied to our merchants, were developed with the assistance of the ASACP, and working with [Henning] during their development was instrumental to how we as an industry leader operate,” Jackson explains. “This spirit of cooperation is further underscored through our participation on the ASACP Advisory Board, where we are able to engage with board members to drive attention to important matters across all merchant, consumer and online markets we serve.”
“As an invited member of the ASACP Advisory Board, we are honored to help the industry remain diligent and support its continued advancement,” Jackson says. “For example, the effort ASACP undertakes to actively discuss child protection measures with governmental bodies and regulatory agencies is paramount to maintaining a favorable business climate, since uninformed proposals or regulations can have dramatic impacts.”
“Take the age verification and access restriction discussions being aimed at billers and hosting providers, for instance,” Jackson concludes. “The focus and commitment of Tim Henning and his organization to serve as a voice for the industry in these various conversations is a massive benefit for all of us, and lending our support while serving on the Advisory Board is a privilege.”
A consistent supporter of the association’s mission, Porn.com has been an ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2008.
Operating a video tube site that receives submissions from registered content partners, Porn.com bypasses many of the questionable content issues associated with tube sites that allow uploads from anonymous users; which often consist of unauthorized postings of copyrighted material or depictions of underage models.
By controlling the sources of its content, Porn.com provides proof that adult tube sites can operate successfully without having to take a blind eye towards the type of materials they publish.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2013, Cherry Pimps helps to protect children from exposure to age-restricted materials by locking its content behind a pay wall that requires viewers to purchase access to the company’s adult content, including its live webcam sex shows — rather than offering it free for all visitors in an unrestricted environment.
“We’re happy to continue our support of the ASACP as they work to help protect children online,” Cherry Pimps CEO Jack Avalanche explains. “Their work is invaluable and we must remember that their work is often thankless, but extremely necessary to keep child predators out of the online environment.”
“We thank the entire team at ASACP and look forward to many more years of cooperation,” he added. “I encourage all those who are not sponsors, to step up to the plate and participate, and give back to your community.”
The wide range of companies that support ASACP demonstrate how the adult industry and its service providers fight child exploitation simply because it is the right thing to do.
“ASACP’s Featured Sponsors are industry leaders that serve as inspiring examples of corporate responsibility and the benefits of proactive stewardship,” Henning says. “In this time of declining revenues and increasing challenges, it is more important now than ever before for stakeholders, sponsors, members, and contributors, to follow the lead of our Featured Sponsors, to help make our continued success possible.”
For more information on how your company can do the right thing and help to protect itself by protecting children, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.