LOS ANGELES — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has announced its featured sponsors for August: ImLive.com and DatingGold. ASACP is honoring these companies for “their ongoing support of the association and their commitment to protecting children online.”
ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning cited ImLive.com and DatingGold as strong examples of corporate responsibility and ethical practices.
“Honoring those companies that have demonstrated a commitment to child protection that sets an example for fellow businesses to follow, 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,” Henning said.
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, ASACP said, puts ImLive/PussyCash “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.”
ASACP said that beyond these measures and its support of ASACP, ImLive demonstrates “its strong commitment to online child safety by making use of RTA labeling and by offering a warning page overlay.”
Casual dating and webcam affiliate program DatingGold.com, ASACP said, “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, ASACP said, cam and dating sites are faced with additional membership requirements because they contain user-generated content that is produced outside of legitimate commercial channels, which regulate a performer’s proof of age. Therefore, according to ASACP, “extra steps are needed to help ensure that only lawful images of consenting adults are displayed.” And DatingGold, ASACP said, “excels as an example of how proactive measures by content providers can make a difference in keeping children safe” online.
By supporting ASACP, the association said, “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.”
Henning said, “ASACP continues to be tasked with greater responsibilities and is forced to face them in an era of smaller budgets and bigger challenges. As a nonprofit 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.”
Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection.