Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Sidekick handles your personal information and sets out the rights and obligations that you have in respect of your personal information.



By accessing www.sidekick.pk (the “Site“) you accept and agree to Sidekick’s terms and conditions of service and use (“Terms & Conditions“), which includes your consent to, and authorization of, the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Note that under Sidekick’s terms and conditions of use, you must not use the Site if you are under 18 years old.

1. Collection and Use of Your Personal Information

Sidekick is an online platform that helps businesses find and engage business professionals. A failure by you to provide information requested by us may mean that We are unable to provide some or all of our services to you. Sidekick collects personal information when you register with and use Sidekick. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, phone number, contact details, birth date, gender, credit card and account details, occupation, and application details for verification services. We might also give you the option of providing a photo to be associated with your Sidekick user ID. If your personal details change, it is your responsibility to update your Sidekick account with those changes, so that We can keep our records complete, accurate and up to date.

You are not anonymous to us when you log into the Site or post content (including requests for proposals, quotes, bids, comments and/or feedback) on the Site or any associated forum or website. To enable us to improve our existing services and to create new service features, Sidekick may collect, and share with other service providers on Sidekick, information about the way you use our services, including (but not limited to) the transactions you enter into on the Site, your feedback rating (if you are a Professional), the bids you make, the comments you post, and the transactions you enter into with our service providers.

Sidekick does not in any way control, and does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, the disclosure or use of personal information which is voluntarily posted by you in any publicly accessible area of the Site. Sidekick may also receive and record information from your internet browser and computer, including IP addresses, cookies (see section 2 below), software and hardware attributes and your page requests. Sidekick may use the information collected by it to provide the Sidekick services, including (but not limited to):
  1. identification and authentication;
  2. to protect Sidekick and the users of the Site;
  3. to customize the content and any advertising displayed on the Site;
  4. to provide, maintain, protect and improve our services;
  5. providing your information to a user with whom you have or had a contract facilitated by Sidekick;
  6. as required by law, an order of a court, tribunal or regulator or if Sidekick reasonably believes that the use or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary for enforcement related activities;
  7. to develop new service features;
  8. to ensure that Sidekick receives payment of the fees due to it;
  9. to contact you (for example, to inform you about upcoming changes or improvements to our services);
  10. to conduct research;
  11. to permit content on the Site (such as postings or third party advertisements) to be targeted, on an aggregate basis, to the users for whom it is most likely to be relevant;
  12. to expand our user base;
  13. to develop our relationships with service providers;
  14. to provide or arrange internal or external verification services obtained by you via the Site; and
  15. to generate data reports on an aggregated, non-personally identifiable basis, for both internal and third party use, but subject to any applicable laws.
Your contact information may also be used for accounting, invoicing, billing, and marketing purposes, by third party service providers to Sidekick, and to respond to any inquiry you make. When you contact Sidekick, We may keep a record of the communication(s) between you and Sidekick to help resolve any issues you might have.

In certain circumstances We will use your email address in line with our Terms & Conditions (for example, We may notify you of a breach, or action a request for a Take Down Notice in response to a claim of copyright infringement).

If We collect, use or disclose any information from you that is not personal information, but is sensitive information (such as information relating to background or police checks conducted on users of the Site), then We will seek consent directly from you each time we collect, use or disclose your sensitive information. We will not use or disclose your sensitive information for any other purpose unless the purpose is directly related to the primary purpose for which your sensitive information was collected.

2. Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers

If you have registered on the Site then your computer or device may store an identifying cookie or anonymous identifier, which can save you time each time you re-visit the Site, by accessing your information when you sign-in to Sidekick. Sidekick may use cookies and anonymous identifiers for a number of purposes including to access your information when you sign in, keep track of your preferences, direct specific content to you, report on Sidekick’s user base, and to improve Sidekick’s services.

You agree that if you change the settings on your internet browser to block or restrict cookies (including cookies associated with Sidekick’s services), or to indicate when a cookie is being set by Sidekick, the Sidekick services may not work as intended. You should remember that, while you may still be able to use the Site if your cookies are disabled, our services may not function properly on your device and you may not be able to take advantage of certain Sidekick features.

3. Protecting and Maintaining Personal Information

Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We will take all reasonable steps to protect the information We hold about you from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure, however, We cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information, or that our systems will be completely free from third party interception or are incorruptible from viruses. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you send from your computer to us over the Internet will be protected by any form of encryption (encoding software). In light of this, We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security or privacy of your personal information, including payment and account details. You transmit your personal information to us at your own risk.

You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security of your passwords and/or account information.

4. Third Parties

The Site may contain links to third party websites including the networks of our valued affiliate service providers, advertisers, and payment gateways, or make available services obtained from third parties, including verification services by third-party verification providers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, for instance using any third-party payment system, or use any services obtained from third-party service providers via the Site that requires you to provide personal information (including sensitive information if relevant) directly to such third parties (for instance third party verification providers), note that they have their own privacy policies. If you use our Site to link to another site, or use a service obtained from a third party service provider via the Site, you will be subject to that site’s or third party’s terms and conditions of use, privacy policy and security statement. We strongly encourage you to view these before disclosing any of your personal information on such sites.

Sidekick does not control, and does not accept any responsibility or liability for, the privacy policy of, and use of personal information by, any party other than Sidekick, including any user of the Site, the operators of any website to which the Site links, or third party service providers to whom you directly provide your personal information to (including sensitive information if relevant).

If Sidekick is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, We will give affected users of the Site notice before their personal information is transferred to another entity or becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show Sidekick ads on sites across the Internet. The Sidekick website and Mobile Apps may make use of the Google Maps API to assist with location based information. More information about the Google Maps API and the related privacy policy can be found here http://www.google.com/privacy.html

5. Marketing

When you register on the Site you may get various emails and SMS about our latest services, news, and special offers, and those of our valued affiliate service providers (“Marketing Material”), via your Sidekick account, personal e-mail address, post or telephone. If you conclude a transaction on the Site, you may also receive Marketing Material from Sidekick.

For our promotional emails, you can opt-out our emails anytime by simply clicking on to the unsubscribe button beneath the email body that you have received. Sidekick may contact you as the result of a referral by another user of the Site who has provided us with contact information, such as your name and email address. The use of contact information received in connection with a referral will be governed by this Privacy Policy. Sidekick uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Using the Ads Settings in a personal Google account, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

Marketing Sidekick and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Sidekick website. Using the Ads Settings in a personal Google account, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

6. Administrative Communications

Sidekick reserves the right to send you administrative and account-related messages that you may not opt-out of. To cease all communications to you from Sidekick you must close down your Sidekick account.

7. Accessing Personal Information

We will allow you, at any time, to access, edit, update and/ or delete the personal information that We hold about you, unless:

We are legally permitted or required to deny you access to, and/ or to retain, the information; or you make request(s) that are unreasonably repetitive, require Sidekick to make a disproportionate technical effort (for example, to develop an entirely new system), risk the privacy of others, or would be highly impractical to comply with. If you wish to access the personal information We hold about you, or to delete your Sidekick account, you should contact us on info@sidekick.pk.

We need to prevent information in our systems from being accidentally or maliciously destroyed. This means that, where you delete information from our services, residual copies of that information on our active servers, as well as any corresponding information on our back-up systems, may not be immediately deleted.

8. Privacy Concerns

If you have concerns about how We handle your personal information or require further information, please email Sidekick using the contact form provided on the Site. If you make a formal written complaint in relation to our compliance with this Privacy Policy, We will contact you to follow up on that complaint. Other than material that you voluntarily choose to post on the Site (such as requests for proposals, postings, bids), the only information about you that We will post publicly is your Sidekick public profile.

Sidekick may, from time to time, modify this Privacy Policy (and update the web page on which it is displayed). Sidekick will send notification of any such modification to your Sidekick account and/or your registered email address. You should check that account regularly.