Privacy Policy

This privacy policy outlines how Current Generation Systems Limited (NZ Company Number 8799369) and our related companies (referred to herein as Current Generation, us, our or we) collects, uses and discloses your personal information in accordance with its obligations under all applicable privacy laws.

This policy is intended to provide a general overview of our approach to handling of your personal information. Other policies may apply instead of or in addition to this privacy policy in certain circumstances.  By using our website at and/or submitting your personal information to this website to us via other means, you consent to us handling your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

The kinds of personal information we collect

We collect and hold personal information about customers, job applicants, contractors, suppliers and other people who come into contact with us (you).

The kinds of personal information we collect may include your name, address and other contact details, which of our products you have purchased, credit and debit card details, details relating to your house or premises, particularly your electrical systems and power system(s) and maintenance (including serial numbers and access to your power system’s monitoring applications) and information obtained when you use our website, including which of our pages you have accessed. Depending on your dealings with us, we may also collect other types of personal information (including sensitive information about you). For example, if you are a job applicant we may collect information relating to your work history, qualifications, health and police checks.

A ‘power system’ includes any design, electrical equipment and/or appliances (including vehicle chargers and energy diverters), balance of system (meter boards, distribution boards, fusing, isolators, switches, connections, meters, etc), solar components (including solar panels, charge controllers, inverters), batteries (including controllers, monitors, chargers, inverters, etc), generators, wind, hydro or any other localised generation source, on your property or relating in a specific way to the electrical supply to, or off-take from, your property.

If we collect ‘sensitive information’ about you, generally we will only collect it with your consent or where otherwise required or authorised by law. We will assume that you have consented to us collecting all information which is provided to us by you for use in accordance with this policy, including any ‘sensitive information’, unless you tell us otherwise at the time you provide it to us.

If we provide you (or an entity related to you) with credit, we may also collect and hold credit information and credit eligibility information about you.

Collection of personal information

We may collect your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • when you provide us with your details ‘in-store’ at Current Generation’s premise;
  • when you provide your details and other information via our website;
  • as part of registration or through the completion of forms and other documents submitted to us;
  • telephone calls/meetings with you; and
  • as you navigate through this website, certain information may be passively collected (that is, gathered without your active participation) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection. Information collected may include server addresses, top-level domain names, dates and times of visits to the website, pages accessed and documents downloaded, previous websites visited and the type of browser used.

We may also collect personal information about you from third parties. For example, we may collect personal information about you from referrers or contractors (where we are being referred, are also a contractor or are a subcontractor), other alternative energy or electrical providers, publicly available sources or credit reporting bodies (CRBs) if we provide you (or an entity related to you with credit).

If you provide us with personal information about a third party, in doing so you will be representing to us that you have that person’s consent for us to collect and handle their personal information in accordance with this policy – and we will be collecting the information on that basis.

Failure to provide personal information when requested may result in certain services not being available to you.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We will generally use personal information for the purpose for which it was collected, which include the following purposes and as otherwise required or permitted by law:

  • to provide you with the best possible service in supplying you with tyres and other products and inspecting, servicing and maintaining your power system;
  • to provide you with marketing materials in relation to offers, specials, products and services we have available from time to time;
  • to improve the content of our website and to customise our website to your preferences;
  • to assist in providing services to you;
  • if you are a job-applicant or a potential contractor, to assess your suitability and (if successful) engage you and to assist with administering your employment or contract;
  • if we are providing you (or an entity related to you) with credit, to assess your creditworthiness (or the creditworthiness of your related entity which is receiving the credit);
  • for our internal management purposes, to manage our relationship with you and to manage the payment and recovery of amounts payable to us by you; and
  • for other purposes which are reasonably necessary in connection with our normal functions and activities.

If we are unable to collect personal information relating to you, we may be unable to provide you with the goods or services you require or continue our relationship with you.

We may disclose personal information that you have provided to us, or which we have obtained about you to the following types of entities if required in connection with the purposes listed above:

  • our related entities;
  • our contractors, consultants, advisers, associates and related entities;
  • any industry body, tribunal, court or otherwise in connection with any complaint made by you about us;
  • if we are providing you (or an entity related to you) with credit, CRBs, trade insurers and businesses assisting us with providing credit;
  • if you have provided us with referees to assist with a credit application, a job application or the assessment of a potential contract between you and us, the referees you have provided;
  • other entities with your consent; or
  • as otherwise permitted or required by law.

If you fail to make a payment to us as and when due or commit a serious credit infringement we may disclose details of such events to CRBs. A CRB may use such information in reports given to other credit providers to help assess your creditworthiness. You have certain rights to request that CRBs do not use credit reporting information about you if you believe on reasonable grounds you have been or are likely to be a victim of fraud.

The CRBs may deal with include Equifax (, Illion ( and Creditor Watch ( Copies of their privacy policies dealing with how they manage credit-related personal information can be found on their websites.

In the event we are considering selling our business or any part of our operations or assets, then we may disclose personal information to a purchaser (or potential purchaser) in connection with that process or sale.

How we hold personal information

We hold personal information in paper form and electronic form. Generally, we have in place reasonable steps to protect the information we hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We aim to take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information when we no longer require it for any purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with any applicable law, for insurance and corporate governance purposes, for the prevention of fraud and to resolve disputes. Your personal information may also be retained in our IT system back up records.

The transfer of data over the Internet is inherently insecure. We cannot guarantee the security, during transmission, of any personal information to us via our website. Please bear this in mind when transmitting information by this means to us.

Right to access and correct personal information

You are entitled to access, request or correct the personal information we hold about you at any time by using the contact details set out below. To ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date, please notify us (via the details blow) of any changes to your personal details as soon as possible.

How to make a complaint about a breach of your privacy rights

If you are of the view we have breached any obligations under the applicable privacy laws in dealing with your personal information, you may make a complaint in writing to us using the contact details set out below. We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint at the time and advise how long we require to investigate and provide you with a response. We will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner by visiting the following website and following the steps: here.

Marketing communications

If you are located in New Zealand, from time to time we may use your personal information to provide you with marketing materials in relation to offers, specials, products and services that we have available where you have opted to receive such communications.

If you would not like to receive direct marketing materials from us you may notify us using the contact details set out below or following the ‘opt-out’ method in each communication.

Current Generation Website

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a data file that a website transfers to your computer. This enables the website to track the pages you have visited and provide you with targeted advertising. A cookie contains information such as your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you are using and the websites you come from and move to. It cannot read data on your computer. This information is collected for statistical purposes to assist us to find out how our website is being used and to improve our website. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, however, this may mean you are unable to take full advantage of our website.

Our website may contain links to third party websites. Current Generation is not responsible for the privacy, security or handling of your person information via those websites. You should review the privacy policy and terms of use for those websites each time you visit them. We have no control over the content or privacy policy practices of such sites, and encourage our users to review the privacy policies of such sites before engaging in any activity with them.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise this privacy policy or alter website functionality. Please check the privacy policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to the privacy policy indicates your acceptance of those changes.

Other terms

Your use of this website is subject to our Terms of Use.

Contact details

Please direct all complaints and queries in relation to your privacy to:

Managing Director
129 Pascoe Street
Nelson 7011
New Zealand