Ethics of viewing site as user

Is it ethical for ReligionAndPublicLife.org staff to view the site as a user? Yes, because user switching is an "Ethical Open Source" practice as defined by The Ethical Source Definition (ESD):

  1. It benefits the user and community.
  2. It puts accessibility first.
  3. It prioritizes user safety and security.
  4. It protects user privacy.

Overall, we may view the site as the user to better understand the user experience and test the efficacy of the platform.