Who we are

My website address is: http://kristinheider.com. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover the use of this domain only, and may not be comprehensive or regularly updated. In plain English; I do not collect your data for any other reason than to provide you website functionality or be able to respond to professional inquiries.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If and/or when visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

A contact form is provided for professional inquiries. The contact form is not intended for the transmission of sensitive personal data, but rather to is a means to begin conversations surrounding legitimate professional inquiries. The contact form is not directly linked to a regularly monitored email.

Kristin Heider Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist based in the Iowa City serving the Iowa Corridor area. Contact with Kristin Heider Psy.D. via email, telephone, or during any phone consultation does not constitute an official therapeutic relationship. Until you and Kristin Heider Psy.D. have mutually agreed to proceed with therapy, and have both signed all forms required by Kristin Heider Psy.D. as well as any forms required by the practice which Kristin Heider Psy.D. is an associate of, Counseling and Health Center (Iowa City), and any for Psychotherapy, you are not a client of Kristin Heider Psy.D.. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the National Crisis Hotline: 1.800.273.8255. If you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or someone else, call 911 and wait for instruction, or, if you can do so safely, proceed immediately to the nearest emergency room.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

All data collected on this site is not shared with anyone other than this website or or vendors which provide services to maintain or enhance this websites functionality.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

At this time accounts are currently not allowed, so no account related data is stored. You may use the contact form if you wish to inquire about verifying that you do not have any data on this website.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Contact forms are sent directly to my non-regularly monitored email.

Your contact information

Your contact information, if you choose to provide it on a contact form, will only be used to facilitate further discussion, if necessary with you, regarding your contact request.

Additional information

How we protect your data

No accounts are allowed to be registered on this site.

Comments are not allowed on this site.

Personal data and contact information is not stored on this site at this time.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The owner of this website has access to an IT consultant, who if necessary, would perform security related analysis as well as assist in notifying users of a data breach if any.

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

At this time only data that relates to page views, SEO rankings, and other non-personally identifiable data is used for decision making as it relates to the functionality of this website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements