FAQs - About the website
Learn more about the website.
The website design and structure has been created by Simone Walsh, making use of the open source content management system Drupal to create the site's core functionality.
No. You can still view all of the publicly accessible content on the website without registering for an account.
However, if you do register for an account you will be able to participate in our Ethics Forum and make comments on various pages where these are enabled on the site. You may also be able to use other functionality available now or into the future.
No. Unless you opt in to our mailing list (which you can later opt out of if you wish) we will only contact you in relation to the administration of your account, which would happen very rarely.
We will respect your privacy and your email address will never be passed on to a third party without your permission, other than in the exceptional circumstances that we are legally compelled to do so.
We have designed the site to function in a wide array of circumstances, but with a focus on it looking and working perfectly for the vast majority of users.
The site is designed to be viewed on a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels.
The site is designed to be viewed using a modern, standards compliant browser - the vast majority of which are freely available for anyone to download, fast and secure. We strongly recommend Firefox or Safari for PC or Mac users.
If you are still an Internet Explorer user, we strongly suggest you upgrade to IE8, if not switch to one of the browsers mentioned above.
Please contact us if you are experiencing unexplained problems, however, please note that we are not able to provide technical support for the set up of your own computer, software or internet connection.
Simply use the form you will see on the sidebar of most pages of the site. You will then receive an email containing a link which you need to click on in order to confirm your subscription - this is to prevent people from being signed up to the list without their permission.
Once you have confirmed your subscription you will receive future emails sent to the subscriber list. You will find an 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of all of these emails which you can use to be removed from the list if you wish. Alternatively you can opt out on the website.
Note that you will not automatically be subscribed to our mailing list because you have registered an account on the website. Unless you specifically opt in to subscribe to our mailing list we will only ever contact you in relation to the administration of your website account.
User accounts have their own rules governing how the interactive areas of the site are to be utilised and what responsibilities users and the Centre have in regard to this content. This is to protect both the Ethics Centre and our site users.
Key to our participation rules are that you do not defame people and that you attack another user's arguments rather than attacking them on a personal level. Of course spam and offensive material is not permitted and will be removed as quickly as possible - please report any such issues to us asap.
We do. Visit our site map.
Please contact us to let us know and we'll do our best to address the issue as soon as we can. Please be sure to include the address of the page where you saw the problem and a full description of the issue, along with the type of browser you are using.
We greatly value your input in helping us to maintain what is a very large site given our limited capacity.
No. Anyone interested in ethics and participating in the website is welcome to register an account on the site.
The site is produced by St James Ethics Centre, with its staff and volunteers maintaining content.
The site has two key aims:
- one is to simply work towards creating a world where people engage in the ethical dimension in their daily lives
- the other is to promote the specific work that St James Ethics Centre undertakes to realise its vision, as well as to encourage people to support this work.
The site is aimed at anyone who is interested in or wishing to know more about ethics and ethical decision-making in every day life. Learn more about St James Ethics Centre.
It's not! As an Australian-based organisation we use regular English spellings rather than US English spellings. That is why we are a 'Centre' and not a 'Center', an 'organisation' and not an 'organization', for example.
If there are two or more spellings of a word in common use in Australia, we will more often than not lean towards the accepted British spelling.
Having said that, if you do see any obvious spelling or typing errors on the website please let us know, including the full address of the page/s in question, so we can correct them. We greatly value your input in helping us to maintain what is a very large site given our limited capacity.