Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At PSIref, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy and maintaining the trust you place in us. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection and use of your data when you use our services. PSIref is an openly available online indexing platform dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and discussion of scholarly literature. This policy applies to all websites and services provided by Paradigm Shift Innovations LLC (PSI), including but not limited to,, and PSIref Services.

Protection of Your Information

We take data security seriously. All data collected on our websites is protected against unauthorized access by third parties. We employ advanced security technologies and physical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality of your information.

Website Usage Information

During your visits to our websites, we track and record your interactions with individual pages in web server log files ("Log Data"). This Log Data helps us analyze website usage patterns, enhance content presentation, and improve our services. The information we collect through HTTP Cookies includes referring URLs, browser and device characteristics, IP address, operating system, as well as dates and times of website visits. PSIref may offer third-party services, such as article recommendations, social sharing, and banners to third-party sites. Information collected when accessing these third-party services is governed by this Privacy Policy, while data collected by third-party operators will be subject to their respective privacy policies.

Pop-Up Advertisements

While visiting our website, your browser may display pop-up advertisements. These pop-ups are generated by websites you've previously visited or third-party software installed on your computer. PSI does not authorize, endorse, or recommend products or services featured in these pop-up advertisements.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors interact with our sites. This anonymous data, collected through cookies, includes visitor numbers, referral sources, and page views. You can configure your browser to opt out of providing data to Google Analytics using the browser add-on provided by Google (Learn more).

For details on Google's Privacy Policy, please visit here.

User Accounts, Registration, and Personalized Services

To access personalized services, you must register a user account on our website. During registration, we will request personal information such as your name, email address, affiliation, postal address, phone number, password, academic degree, position within your institution or organization, and research interests. Some of this information is required to set up your user account fully.

PSI may use this information for internal purposes, including business evaluation, responding to inquiries, targeted marketing, fraud prevention, and improving our services. We may contact you via email to inform you of content that might interest you. You can opt out of such emails by unsubscribing or contacting PSI Support at

If personal information was provided by a third party, PSI may use it as described above. You can request access to your data or ask for its deletion by deactivating your account, but some information may be retained to comply with legal obligations or resolve disputes.

International Transfer of Personal Data

As company with an international user base, PSI may transfer your personal information outside your country of residence. We take measures to ensure the continued protection of your data, regardless of where it is stored or processed.

Your Rights

As a registered user, you can access your account at any time to make corrections or updates. You have the right, in accordance with applicable data privacy laws, to request information about the data we hold or process about you. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information. We will delete this information when you deactivate your account, but certain data may be retained to fulfill legal obligations or resolve disputes.

Linked Websites

PSIref may contain links to other websites not under our control. Please be aware that PSI is not responsible for the privacy practices, services, or content of these external websites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

PSI reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates. Your continued use of our services following changes signifies your acceptance of the modifications.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at