ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for August 2016
LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2016) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is proud to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of August, 2016.
ASACP enjoys an enviable 20-year record of success, with the association’s internationally recognized Child Exploitation Hotline having processed more than one million CP reports since its inception.
In addition, the association offers free educational and informational resources and tools that help digital media companies. These include market specific Best Practices and a universal Code of Ethics for businesses, app- and website operators — while ASACP’s Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label aids parents by helping to prevent children’s access to adult-oriented websites and mobile apps.
ASACP’s Executive Director, Tim Henning, says that the association’s Featured Sponsors are industry leaders that serve as inspiring examples of corporate responsibility and proactive youth stewardship, and by supporting ASACP’s initiatives, these firms represent the pinnacle of ethical operation.
“Honoring those companies that have demonstrated a commitment to child protection that sets an example for fellow businesses to follow,” Henning explains, “the association’s Featured Sponsors all demonstrate that the adult industry is not the province of careless criminals, but made up of caring professionals and legitimate businesses concerned with protecting children.”
Honoring this month’s Featured Sponsors, ASACP recognizes two players from the live adult webcam industry — IMLive/PussyCash and Dating Gold, for their ongoing support of the association and their commitment to protecting children online.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2007, ImLive/PussyCash is a premium provider of live interactive webcam services that unite a large global base of individual performers and studios with customers from around the world.
This puts the company straight at the forefront of ASACP’s mission to keep children out of and away from adult entertainment, which it does by requiring chat hosts to provide photo identification for age verification, and by limiting explicit displays to paid private shows, where only adults are allowed.
Beyond these measures and its support of ASACP, ImLive showcases its strong commitment to online child safety by making use of RTA labeling, and by offering a “warning page” overlay.
Another valued ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2007, casual dating and webcam affiliate program DatingGold.com demonstrates its commitment to protecting children by including the RTA label on its flagship cam site WebCamClub.com, and dating site, AmateurMatch.com. It also offers a number of other niche cam and dating sites, as well as co-branded affiliate sites.
Although ASACP holds its sponsors to the highest ethical standards, cam and dating sites are faced with additional membership requirements because they contain user generated content (UGC) that is produced outside of legitimate commercial channels, which regulate a performer’s proof of age — so extra steps are needed to help ensure that only lawful images of consenting adults are displayed.
Here, DatingGold excels as an example of how proactive measures by content providers can make a difference in keeping children safe on (and from) the Internet.
By supporting ASACP, a wide range of adult-oriented content companies and their service providers demonstrate how responsible operators fight child exploitation because it is the right thing to do.
“ASACP continues to be tasked with greater responsibilities, and is forced to face them in an era of smaller budgets and bigger challenges,” Henning says. “As a non-profit organization, it is vital that stakeholders at every level, as well as our sponsors, members, and contributors, follow the lead of our Featured Sponsors, by continuing their support and helping to guarantee our ongoing success.”
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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 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.