LOS ANGELES — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) announced its Featured Sponsors for the month of January, 2016.
“The association’s Sponsor Recognition Program honors companies that have demonstrated a willingness to put child protection ahead of raw profits,” executive director Tim Henning said. “These top-tier companies set worthy examples for their peers to follow, and demonstrate to legislators and other stakeholders that the adult industry is made up of caring professionals that are willing to do the right thing — something that is especially important as we enter a politically charged U.S. Presidential election year.”
ASACP has recogniozed CommerceGate and AdultWebmasterNet for their continued generous support of the association and its never ending fight to protect children.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2010, Barcelona-based CommerceGate offers Europe’s online businesses a complete set of services for accepting credit card payments quickly and safely, with advanced fraud protection, secure access management, online tools, and exclusive client and end-user support.
As a payment processing firm, CommerceGate provides guidance to merchants and a review of the sites they help process transactions for. Offering a third-party inspection of the content clients offer to consumers, CommerceGate points out potential problem areas, while guiding operators towards Best Practices and legal compliance, making the Internet safer for children.
AdultWebmasterNet, a Corporate Sponsor since 2012, is a traffic services firm that sells and trades adult website traffic, putting the company in a position to view the material published by a wide range of adult sites, which it does with a strong sense of corporate responsibility. For example, the company reviews all traffic requests to ensure it meets minimum standards, such as the lack of underage depictions or any allusion to them.
The company also publishes its own set of Best Practices, which include encouraging clients to become sponsors of ASACP and to adopt the RTA labeling protocol, helping spread to the word about the need to protect children online. Despite being an offshore firm, AdultWebmasterNet goes beyond what is required of it by voluntarily complying with U.S. laws, such as 18 U.S.C. §2257, which mandates performer age verification, showing how ASACP’s top supporters take their responsibilities seriously.
“As ASACP ushers in a New Year and celebrates its 20th anniversary, new technologies are poised to change the digital media landscape, and it is vital for the association to stay abreast of these changes and what they mean to the future of online child protection,” Henning said. “We can only do this with the continuing support of our sponsors, members and contributors, who make our non-profit operation possible, and fuel the success of our efforts.”
He added, “Today’s adult entertainment industry is remarkably family friendly and made up of people with children, grandchildren and families of their own. The same care that these professionals extend to their own families, they seek to extend to the families of their customers; protecting children by keeping them out of and away from age inappropriate materials online and through the mobile devices carried by an increasing number of youth.”