ASACP Names Lions Den, MojoHost, Segpay as August Featured Sponsors
LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2020) — ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is pleased to name Lion’s Den, MojoHost and Segpay as its Featured Sponsors for August 2020.
ASACP’s monthly Featured Sponsors are among the industry’s most respected companies and serve as prime examples of how responsible business practices, ethical operation, and social awareness can help protect minors from accidental exposure to age-restricted materials online.
According to ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning, the association encourages all online companies and organizations to assume a leadership role in the fight to keep children out of and away from adult-oriented materials by sponsoring ASACP and its well-proven successes, including those that happen behind-the-scenes.
“The online industry continues to rapidly change, embracing new platforms and processes in response to evolving consumer demands,” Henning said. “This makes for significant challenges in regards to child safety in such a fast-evolving landscape where so many people are online in so many different ways.”
“Under the best of circumstances, ASACP’s resources are stretched to their limits, but the COVID crisis continues and continues to complicate our mission; especially on the travel front, where the real-life outreach to industry stakeholders that the association once relied upon has been dramatically curtailed,” Henning explained. “The industry is resilient, however, spawning virtual events that seek to fill the gap in real-world encounters — but this is not the same in terms of driving awareness and the vital fundraising we must do to make a positive difference in preserving the innocence of connected youth — so more must be done.”
This makes the support that ASACP receives from its sponsors, such as Lion’s Den, MojoHost and Segpay, all the more important in powering its 24-year-long record of success; and enables its range of free child protection resources, including market-specific Best Practices and a Code of Ethics for online businesses, app publishers and operators of age-restricted websites.
Among its most notable achievements, ASACP’s RTA (Restricted To Adults) meta labeling system helps parents prevent their children’s access to countless adult-oriented webpages and mobile apps and is offered to all site and app publishers free of charge, as are all ASACP services; including its CP Reporting Tipline, which has received and processed well over 1 million user reports to date, thanks to the generosity of the nonprofit association’s sponsors and members.
For August, ASACP honors Lion’s Den, MojoHost and Segpay as Featured Sponsors, recognizing the continued, generous support that these companies provide to the association, and thus honoring their commitment to making the internet safer for children and families.
An ASACP Title Sponsor that has supported the association since 2006, Lion’s Den is dedicated to providing the very best in adult merchandise, including a range of adult toys, magazines and DVDs, lingerie, massage oils and gifts for both bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more, through its retail superstores and over the internet via LionsDenAdult.com.
Lion’s Den opened its first retail facility in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971, and has since grown to more than 45 outlets throughout the country, building its reputation on high-quality products, low prices, and a courteous sales staff.
“By treating our customers with dignity and respect we have come to form a loyal relationship with our patrons,” said a company spokesperson. “Lion’s Den fully understands that human sexuality is a personal and sensitive matter [and] it is our goal to provide the most secure and safe environment for our customers to explore eroticism without any disconcertion and to protect children from exposure to products and services intended for adults only.”
As a leading adult technology company, MojoHost has a generous history of supporting the industry, recognizing the vital work by ASACP when it became a sponsor a decade ago. The company specializes in adult website hosting with shared and dedicated hosting. Additional services include the MojoCDN content delivery network, MojoCloud storage and private cloud architecture, MojoShield web application firewall, MojoDomains service, and more.
Founder and CEO Brad Mitchell serves on the association's Advisory Council and Executive Board and provides marketing resources. Keeping children away from age-restricted content fits in line with his personal goals as a parent, even more than his role as a technology and thought leader.
“The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) needs more industry support,” stated Mitchell, who urged the community to step up. “Now more than ever, I challenge business owners to pick a membership level that they can afford, and step up no matter how small. It truly helps the organization and goes towards a critical cause in the digital age.”
Since 2005, Segpay has helped high-risk businesses take payments quickly while implementing a compliance framework, and has supported ASACP since 2016 as a valued Corporate Sponsor.
For her part, Segpay CEO Cathy Beardsley said the company is proud to work with the association to help carry out the crucial mission of making the internet safer for children.
“As a mother of three myself, it’s an issue that’s especially important to me and one that Segpay takes very seriously,” Beardsley explained. “Where our merchants don’t already use age verification measures, we encourage them to take advantage of ASACP’s ‘Restricted To Adults’ labeling to help parents filter content that is not intended for children.”
Beardsley said the company’s strict commitment to compliance dictates that it regularly reviews and checks its merchants’ content to identify, report and immediately shut down any child exploitation wherever it is found.
“ASACP plays a crucial role in facilitating this reporting and ensuring a trusted online environment that ultimately helps the adult industry become more accepted in mainstream society,” Beardsley concluded. “That is good for our business while helping to make the world a better place.”
“The much-appreciated generosity of industry leaders such as Lion’s Den, MojoHost and Segpay enable ASACP to carry out its vital mission to protect today’s constantly connected youth,” Henning concluded. “ASACP’s Featured Sponsors demonstrate that despite the evolving challenges of the current marketplace and world beyond, proactive leadership and corporate responsibility continue to make a difference.”
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Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection. ASACP is comprised of two separate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. ASACP is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that manages a membership program that provides resources to companies to help them protect minors online, while the ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles online child exploitation through its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to date and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its RTA (Restricted To Adults) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested 24 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit ASACP.org.