ASACP Honors its Featured Sponsors for October 2016
LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2016) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is delighted to announce its Featured Sponsors for the month of October, 2016.
ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning says that its Featured Sponsors serve as excellent examples of proactive corporate responsibility, and represent the pinnacle of ethical operation in the industry.
“ASACP’s Featured Sponsors demonstrate how caring professionals and legitimate businesses make up today’s adult entertainment and digital media industries,” Henning explains. “We honor those companies that have made a commitment to child protection and encourage other caring companies and professionals to take a stand in keeping children out of and away from adult entertainment by sponsoring ASACP.”
Continuing its 20-year record of success, ASACP’s internationally recognized Child Exploitation Tipline has processed more than one million CP reports since its inception, while its free educational and informational resources and tools for digital media companies provide 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 label aids parents by helping prevent children’s access to adult-oriented websites and mobile apps — and is provided to all site and app publishers — free of charge — thanks to the generosity of the non-profit association’s sponsors.
This month, ASACP recognizes SexSearch, Fleshlight, and GTBill, as its Featured Sponsors, in gratitude of their ongoing support of the association, and their commitment to protecting at-risk youth online.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2005, SexSearch.com is among the world’s largest dating sites. Through its affiliate program, SexSearch helps adult-oriented websites monetize their visitors via its portfolio of sites, providing opportunities for companies and connections for consumers alike.
According to the company, 1 in 10 online searches are dating related; and while many online dating sites cater to people looking for love, the majority of people want sex, even those who are married — with 70 percent of married men and 50-60 percent of women admitting to having had an affair during their marriage. For many, SexSearch is their connection for such a tryst.
Because of the personal nature of this service keeping minors away is vital, so SexSearch supports ASACP and combines years of experience in the casual dating industry with a committed staff that is dedicated to providing the best customer support possible.
An ASACP Sponsor since 2007, Fleshlight and its parent Interactive Life Forms, LLC, is also being honored this month. An established leader in the field of sexual health and fulfillment, Fleshlight serves as a positive example for other adult novelty companies to follow — and because of ongoing development of high-end integrated haptic devices, bridges old-school novelties with new-school technology, including online components and front-facing web apps.
According to Fleshlight, in an era where vibrators have been championed as a means for female sexual freedom and enjoyment, male sex products have remained something of a dirty, unwanted cousin to their female counterparts. By providing a high quality, discreet and tasteful product, the company hopes to help change these perceptions and to bring the topic of male sexuality into the public discourse — with a focus on providing adult novelties to adults only.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2009, GTBill offers a safe and secure solution for credit card processing and global payment gateway services, with a focus on streamlining purchases across international borders. GTBill’s flexible payment solutions allow its clients to process credit cards, electronic checks, telephone orders and more.
While the company is a financial services organization and not involved in adult content sales other than to provide the transactional capabilities that adult entertainment companies require, GTBill still plays an important role in protecting children, through its sponsorship of ASACP and through ongoing compliance reviews of client sites.
“The advancement of the internet has provided us entertainment, education, and even a few guilty pleasures. It provides a certain level of freedom to enjoy what we please,” explains GTBill’s Marketing Director A.J. Almeda. “But as patrons, we need to do our part to protect children from content that may not be appropriate or digestible at younger ages. GTBill is proud to [continue its] sponsorship of ASACP.”
SexSearch, Fleshlight, and GTBill represent vastly different market segments, but they all share a common goal of protecting children on the internet and in their daily digital lives.
“As a non-profit organization providing vital resources for all stakeholders, not just to its sponsors, members, and contributors, ASACP needs everyone to step up and pitch in, so it can continue to offer these services,” Henning concludes. “There are many reputable companies within the industry that have not yet shown the will to stand up in this fight, and now is the time for them to join their peers is supporting ASACP and its ongoing battle for the protection of children — and the industry.”
To become an ASACP Sponsor, or for more information on how your company can help 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.