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ASACP Honors Southern Charms, SegPay, GFY as Featured Sponsors for August 2022

LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2022) — ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is pleased to name Southern Charms, SegPay, and GFY its Featured Sponsors for August 2022.

ASACP’s Featured Sponsors rank among the industry’s most respected companies. These industry leaders demonstrate how corporate responsibility, ethical business practices, and simple technical measures can help protect minors and other sensitive users from accidental exposure to age-restricted materials online.

As a nonprofit association, ASACP relies on the continued support of the companies and organizations willing to assume a proactive leadership role in the fight to protect children from online harm. 

“ASACP’s diverse family of sponsors reflects the wide range of companies and business sectors that support the association’s efforts to preserve the freedom of choice for adults while protecting the innocence of youth,” ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning explained. “By cooperating, industry leaders and other stakeholders can help make a positive impact by providing a safe and pleasurable surfing experience for all Internet users.”

ASACP’s remarkable successes are made possible by its sponsors’ guidance and support. They include free child protection resources, market-specific Best Practices, and a comprehensive Code of Ethics for app and age-restricted website publishers. Positioned at the pinnacle of ASACP’s achievements is its RTA (Restricted To Adults) meta-labeling system that prevents children’s access to adult-oriented web pages; and its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to date.

As with all of ASACP’s services, these tools are freely accessible to all publishers, thanks to the generosity of the association’s sponsors, including August’s Featured Sponsors — Southern Charms, SegPay, and GFY.

Southern Charms

An ASACP Title Sponsor since 2003, amateur porn powerhouse Southern Charms is one of the world’s largest sites, with more than 25 years of experience in providing women over the age of 18 with an opportunity to have their own website. Accessible to adults only, Southern Charms takes pride in being a clean site that features age-verified models with releases on file for each performer.

“You will not find obscene material or underage models on Southern Charms. You will only find clean adult amateur fun,” said a company representative. “Please rest assured that if someone communicates to us that they are interested in underage pictures of models, we will report it to the appropriate authorities immediately.”

In addition to its support of ASACP, Southern Charms backs up its business philosophy by using RTA labeling and a clean warning page and securing explicit content within its premium members’ area.

Segpay

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.

“Segpay is pleased to support ASACP in the vital work it does to keep children safe,” said Segpay CEO Cathy Beardsley. “As the mother of three children myself, I believe nothing is more important than the safety of our youth. Last year, MasterCard rolled out sweeping changes to validating the ages of anyone appearing in user-uploaded content. These important regulations reinforce the great work that ASACP has been doing for years.”

Beardsley noted that Segpay’s uncompromising commitment to compliance requires it to regularly review its merchants’ content to help identify, report, and immediately shut down any child exploitation it discovers.

“ASACP plays a critical role in reporting any issues we uncover,” Beardsley concluded. “This oversite helps the adult industry become more accepted in mainstream society — and is good for business in general.”

GFY

An In-Kind Media Sponsor since 2021, GFY.com is known for its lively community and uncensored discussions. GFY features a range of dedicated message boards devoted to topics ranging from casual commentary to in-depth adult and mainstream business discussions. In addition, educational forums, along with marketplaces for content, jobs, services, traffic, and more, round out the GFY experience.

Entering its 23rd year, GFY’s “Where the Industry Meets” tagline underscores its value as a veteran resource and touchpoint for the digital media business. 

“ASACP is grateful to Southern Charms, SegPay, and GFY for their continued commitment, generosity, and leadership in supporting the association and its mission to protect children by keeping them out of and away from adult-oriented content,” Henning said. “ASACP’s family of sponsors are united in pursuing this goal and represent the industry’s best and brightest. We encourage other publishers, media platforms, and service providers to join us in building a better future for the industry and society’s most vulnerable members.”

To learn more about how your company can protect itself by protecting children, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection. ASACP comprises 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. The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization responsible for the CP Reporting Tipline and RTA (Restricted To Adults) website labeling system.

ASACP has invested nearly 26 years in developing progressive programs to protect minors, and its relationship in assisting the digital media industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit ASACP.org.

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