Rockgas is New Zealand’s largest LPG retailer – serving 88,000 customers from seven branches and a network of 28 franchises throughout the country.
We deliver 45kg bottles to homes for gas cooking, heating and hot water needs, as well as providing LPG tanks for business gas essentials.
BBQ 9kg bottles and LPG vehicles are also covered by Rockgas, with a network of more than 200 refilling stations throughout New Zealand.
If you live in certain parts of Canterbury, Queenstown and Wanaka, we can pipe LPG straight to your property.
Rockgas is owned by Gas Services New Zealand, a sister company of First Gas.
With its head office in New Plymouth, First Gas is New Zealand’s largest owner and operator of gas networks, with more than 2,500km of high pressure gas transmission pipes and about 4,800km of gas distribution pipes in the North Island. First Gas’ focus is a safe, reliable supply of gas to more than 65,000 customers throughout the North Island.
GSNZ purchased Rockgas from Contact Energy on 30 November 2018. Part of the sale included GSNZ and Contact Energy forming an alliance, where Contact continues to provide support services to Rockgas, including the customer call centre and credit control services for mass market customers.
GSNZ operates the fulfilment side of the business by sourcing LPG, and picking up, refilling and delivering it to the mass market. GSNZ also directly manages bulk LPG customers, and supply branches and franchises.
- What information do we collect?
- How do we use your information?
- Sharing your information
- Protecting your information
- Accessing and updating your information
- Destruction of your information
- Changes to our Privacy Statement
- This statement is provided for your information and doesn’t limit or exclude your rights under the Privacy Act 1993.
What information does Rockgas collect?
We collect information relating to you that you have provided to us (for example, on a services application or registration form, through the way you use our products and services, or that we may have obtained from another source (such as from our field service providers and contractors).
The information may include your name, address, telephone number(s), information on how you use our products and services, and anything we need to provide these products or services to you. We may also monitor and record your calls to us and our calls to you.
We collect personal information about you when:
- It is necessary to provide goods or services you have requested;
- You have expressly consented to us collecting that information, for example when you apply for an account with us, or use our services, or notify us of an event;
- It is necessary to protect or enforce our legal rights or interests (including to protect our IT systems or to improve cyber security), or to defend any claims made against us by any person (including you); or,
- It is required by law.
- Where possible, we will collect the information directly from you. However, the method of collecting this information may vary depending on which one of our services you are using (for example our contractors can collect information on our behalf when fixing faults).
- We also use CCTV cameras to record footage at some of our sites. This footage may constitute ‘personal information’ as defined in the Privacy Act.
How does Rockgas use your information?
The information that we collect from you may be used by us for a number of purposes connected with our business such as:
- Supplying you with products and services;
- Processing your orders or applications and administering your account;
- Billing you (unless you pay by another agreed method) and collecting any debt owed to us by you;
- Dealing with your requests, enquiries or complaints and other customer care related activities;
- Informing you about special offers or promotions that are relevant to your relationship with us;
- Carrying out any activity in connection with a legal, governmental or regulatory requirement on us or in connection with legal proceedings, crime or fraud prevention, detection or prosecution;
- Carrying out activities connected with the running of our business such as personnel training, quality control, network monitoring, testing and maintenance of computer and other systems and in connection with the transfer of any part of our business in respect of which you are a customer or a potential customer; or,
- For general administrative and business purposes.
- CCTV footage specifically may be used for the following purposes:
- Detecting and deterring criminal behaviour on our sites; and,
- Monitoring the safety and security of our staff and our sites, and completing incident investigations.
- Sharing your information
There may be times when we need to disclose your personal information to third parties. You authorise us to disclose your information to:
- Third party companies who may use and disclose your information for the same purposes as us;
- Those who provide us with products or services that support the services that we provide, such as (but not limited to) our suppliers, field service providers and contractors;
- Credit reference agencies (unless we have agreed otherwise), who may share your information with other organisations and who may keep a record of the searches we make against your name;
- If someone else pays your invoice;
- Anyone we transfer our business to in respect of which you are a customer or a potential customer;
- Anyone who hosts or maintains data centres, service platforms, cloud based solutions and other infrastructure and systems on behalf of us, where your information is processed, hosted or stored; or,
- Any person or organisation as authorised by the Privacy Act 1993.
Otherwise, we will only disclose your personal information without your consent if doing so is:
- Necessary to protect or enforce our legal rights or interests, or to defend any claims made against us by any person (including you);
- Necessary in order to report a cyber incident or for cyber security purposes (including to prevent unauthorised access to, or attacks on, our systems);
- Necessary to lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety; or,
- Required by law.
Protecting your personal information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date and stored in a secure environment protected from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
CCTV footage will usually be retained for a period of 30 days, after which time it will be deleted.
Accessing and updating your personal information
You may request access to the personal information we hold about you by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote your name and address. We would be grateful if you could also provide brief details of what information you want a copy of (this helps us to more readily locate your data).
In some cases, there may be a charge associated with providing copies of your personal information to you. If so, we will advise you of this prior to sending your information to you.
We will not be able to provide your personal information if we do not know or don’t have reasonable grounds to believe it is personal information about you or if disclosing the information would involve the unwarranted disclosure of the affairs of another individual.
You can request correction or amendment of the information held by us at any time and as often as necessary by sending us an email to email@example.com and specifying the information that you require changed. If it is reasonable in the circumstances for us to do so, we will make the requested change or correction, otherwise we’ll take reasonable steps to mark that information as having been subject to a change or correction request.
We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, if you are using the internet, remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.
We make every effort to maintain the security of our internet connections; however for reasons outside of our control, security risks may still arise. Any personal information transmitted to us or from our online products or services will therefore be at your own risk, however we will use our best efforts to ensure that any such information remains secure.
- Understand what you like and use about our website;
- Understand what you do not like and do not use on our website;
- Provide a more enjoyable, customised service and experience;
- Enable you to use certain services on our website; and,
- Help us develop and deliver better products and services tailored to our customers’ interests and needs.
We also collect IP addresses. IP addresses are assigned to computers on the internet to uniquely identify them within the global network. We collect and manage IP addresses as part of the service of providing internet session management and for security purposes.
We may use a persistent cookie to record details such as a unique user identity and general registration details on your PC. This helps us recognise you on subsequent visits to this website so that you don’t have to re-enter your registration details each time you visit us and allows us to carry out the activities mentioned above.
Most browser technology (such as Chrome, Safari etc) allows you to choose whether to accept cookies or not – you can either refuse all cookies or you can set your browser to alert you each time that a website tries to set a cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to access our sites, but you may need them for customisable areas of the site that we may develop in the future, or to access and benefit from certain functionality offered by the site.
Destruction of your information
We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is appropriately disposed of once it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.