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Terms and conditions

1. Introduction

1.1  Thank you for registering and setting up your account for the bp charge network in New Zealand, a service giving you access to the bp charge network of electric vehicle charging points (bp charge network) as provided by bp Oil New Zealand Limited (“bp charge”, “us” or “our”).

1.2  The terms and conditions set out or referred to below (“Terms”) apply to the services provided through the bp charge Websites (“Websites”) and/or smartphone applications (“Apps”) now and in the future for use in New Zealand, in connection with your access to and use of charging points on the bp charge network to charge an electric vehicle (“Services”).

1.3  Before using the Services, you should read these Terms carefully. They contain important information about the steps you must take to keep your account secure, restrictions on using the Services, how we or you can end the Services and our limitations on our liability to you. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not access, or must stop accessing, the Services.

1.4  If you have any questions about these Terms or wish to notify us of any of the matters referred to in these terms, please contact bp charge by email at evdriversupport@bp.com. You can also contact us by telephone on 0800 002788.

1.5  The Services include:

  • bp charge network access;
  • bp charge pricing schemes; 
  • Live Map; and 
  • Account and billing services.

1.6  Use of the Services is subject to our approval, at our discretion, and may only be available to eligible customers.

1.7  We plan to expand on the Services that we can offer to you and we will notify you of new services and functionality once they become available and tell you how to use them.

1.8  As detailed below, the Terms incorporate our privacy statement, privacy collection notice, bp charge and third party terms and conditions referred to below, and updates made to the Terms in the future.

2. Setting up and using your account

2.1  To use the Services, you must:

  • create a user account (“Account”) on the relevant Websites and/or Apps to allow you to access the Services; and
  • have an internet-enabled, eligible mobile device which is connected to the internet and uses a software version that supports the relevant Apps.

2.2  You must ensure that all information that you provide when you create an Account and use the Websites and/or Apps is accurate, up to date and not misleading.

2.3  You may incur and are solely responsible for charges from your mobile phone network operator for downloading and using the Apps, Websites and Services.

2.4  When you are at a bp forecourt you may only use your mobile device for any purpose, including accessing the Services, while in your stationary vehicle or inside the bp store.

3. Keeping your account secure

3.1  When you set up your Account, you will be required to create an Account password. We will ask you for your name, email address, postal address, phone number and payment credentials and you must provide accurate and complete information in response to these questions.

3.2  You are responsible for ensuring that:

  • you are the only person that uses your Account – you must not authorise anyone else to use your Account;
  • you only log onto one Website or App on one device at any time;
  • your password and/or passcode and/or PIN are kept secure (for example, you must not tell anyone else your password and/or passcode and/or PIN) and must not be kept as a written or electronic record with or on your device; and
  • your Account information is updated if your details change.

3.3   You agree that bp charge is under no obligation to check that any instruction or confirmation made through your Account is from you and that bp charge is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password and passcode secure.

3.4  You must notify bp charge by email at evdriversupport@bp.com as soon as possible if:

  • your mobile device is lost or stolen;
  • your password and/or passcode becomes or is likely to become known by another person; and
  • you are aware of unauthorised access to your Account.

3.5  You acknowledge that bp charge will not have any obligation to notify your bank of fraudulent or unauthorised charge activity or to take any action on your behalf.

3.6  bp charge may enforce or implement any security measures it deems appropriate at any time and may update and add security measures to the Websites and/or Apps at its discretion at any time.

3.7  Security of your Account is important to bp charge. However, bp charge cannot guarantee that the Websites and/or Apps will always be available, fault-free and secure or that they will be free from viruses or other harmful programs. You acknowledge that you are aware of and accept this risk including, without limitation, the risk that a third party may gain access to your Account which contains personal and confidential information.

4. Personal Information
4.1  Our privacy statement and privacy collection notice set out the ways in which we will collect, store and process data (including for marketing purposes) relating to your use of the Websites, Apps and Services and covers your rights to access and request correction of any of your personal information that we hold. Please read these documents carefully.
5. Intellectual property

5.1  bp charge owns or has obtained a valid licence to use all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in connection with the Websites and/or Apps, and the provision of the Services. All rights of ownership over and in respect of these will remain solely with bp charge and/or its licensors (as the case may be).

5.2  Any use of the Websites and/or Apps in any manner not permitted under these Terms including, without limitation, resale, transfer, modification or distribution of all or part of the Websites and/or Apps is prohibited.

5.3  bp charge is not required to provide any documentation, support, telephone assistance, enhancements or updates to the Websites and/or Apps.

6. Third party terms

6.1  bp charge may use third party applications, services and software in order to support your use of the bp charge network including, but not limited to, payment services, identity management services, location and map services software, market analytics software, market intelligence software, and rewards software, all of which may gather and report information about you in connection with your use of the Websites and/or Apps (such as location information, device information and user content). When you use the Websites and/or Apps you are agreeing to bp charge’s use of such third-party software and services.

6.2  In some circumstances, we may use third party debt collection agencies to recover any sums due to us on termination. By using the Websites and/or Apps, you are agreeing to bp charge’s use of third-party debt collection agencies and the sharing of necessary billing and payment-related information for that purpose, subject to the terms of our privacy notice.

7. Using the bp charge network

7.1  By registering to use the Services, you will have access to charge your plug-in electric vehicle on all public charging points registered to the bp charge network as displayed on the Websites and/or Apps.


7.2  bp charge does not guarantee the performance nor continuous availability of charging points on the bp charge network. Although problems are rare, from time to time they do happen. Service from charging points on the bp charge network can be interrupted for a number of reasons including cellular telecommunications issues, grid connection and other electrical issues as well as other matters that are not within bp charge’s control. We try to resolve issues on the bp charge network as soon as possible after becoming aware of them.

7.3 Whilst bp charge strives to provide the most accurate information possible through the Websites and the Apps, including through the Live Map, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided as it can be affected by telecommunications issues, grid faults or other matters that are not within bp charge’s control. The Live Map displays information about each charging point that is received on an intermittent basis by cellular communications provided by a third party. Neither bp charge nor any third-party service provider guarantees that the information displayed through the Live Map is correct or up to date.

7.4  You agree that you will use all charging points safely and with reasonable care and skill.

7.5 You agree that you will not use the Apps while you are driving.

8. Live Map – terms of use

8.1  All bp charge network users can use the Live Map.

8.2  The Live Map uses the location services provided by your mobile device’s native operating system for the purposes of helping you to locate a charging point site. To use the Live Map, you need to consent to bp charge and/or the third-party service provider, who is providing the location and map services embedded in the Website and/or Apps, accessing information about your current location by enabling location services through the permission system used by your computer or mobile device’s native operating system.

9. Cancellation

9.1  In order to request the closure of your Account please contact bp charge by email at evdriversupport@bp.com, or simply follow the ‘Delete your account’ feature in the app.

9.2  bp charge reserves the right to suspend or immediately cancel your access to the bp charge network, any of the Services, any functionality of the Website and/or Apps, or your specific Account, with or without cause or notice, at any time.

9.3  Where bp charge suspends or cancels your Account as a result of you breaching these Terms, you will not be permitted to create a new account to circumvent the suspension or cancellation.

9.4  From the date of suspension or cancellation of your Account, you shall not be able to access the bp charge network for the purposes of charging your electric vehicle.

9.5  All provisions of the Terms that by their nature should survive termination will survive termination including, without limitation, ownership provisions, indemnities and limitations of liability.

10. Changes to Website & Apps

10.1  bp charge may change the format, content and/or functionality of all or any part of the Website and/or Apps at any time. If bp charge needs to undertake any maintenance activity you may not be able to use all or part of the Website and Apps whilst bp charge completes this activity but bp charge will seek to minimise any time the Website and Apps are unavailable for use.

10.2  Updates to the Apps may be issued from time to time. Depending on the update, you may not be able to use all or part of the Apps until you have downloaded the latest version of the Apps and accepted any new terms or downloaded and updated your phone’s software or operating system. If your phone is unable to update to the operating system required for any new version of the Apps, you may no longer be able to use the Apps

11. Liability

11.1  bp charge is providing the Services and the Websites and the Apps to you ‘as is’ and you are using all aspects of the Services at your own risk. To the extent permitted by law, all warranties and conditions whether express, implied or statutory with respect to the Services and the use of the Websites and/or the Apps are excluded.

11.2  The limitations of liability in this clause apply for the benefit of bp charge, its affiliates and all of its respective officers, directors, employees, agents or any company who they may transfer its rights and obligations to from time to time.

11.3  Except for any legal responsibility that bp charge cannot exclude in law, bp charge is not legally responsible to you for the following:

  • Any loss or damage that was not reasonably foreseeable to you and bp charge when these Terms were entered into;
  • Any loss or damage that was not caused by any breach on b bp charge’s part, including any loss or damage caused by:
    • something beyond bp charge’s control, such as third-party damage to charging points or failures in the electricity distribution network; or
    • your failure to follow bp charge’s instructions in relation to your use of the charging station (including when connecting and disconnecting your vehicle to/from the charging station);
    • if you are a consumer, any business losses whatsoever (including those listed below), whether foreseeable or otherwise;
    • if you are a business, any loss (including any consequential or indirect loss) of income, business, goodwill, opportunity, anticipated savings or profits, loss of property or loss of use of property, whether in contract, in tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty or otherwise;
    • any failure or defect of or damage caused by: any charging point on the bp charge network; or any parking bay used by you in order to use a charging point on the bp charge network;
    • any changes to the number or locations of charging points on the bp charge network;
    • third party damage to vehicles or any other third-party property;
    • any out of date or incorrect information displayed on the Websites or Apps;
    • any third-party software and services embedded in the Website and/or Apps, including payment services;
    • any bugs, viruses, trojans or the like (regardless of the source of origination);
    • the actions or inactions of other Website or App users;
    • suspension or loss of access to the Websites and/or Apps or any functionality;
    • unauthorised use or misuse of your Account for any reason where bp charge has not received written notice of deletion; and
    • unauthorised access to your Account or any information provided using your subscription details, including payment information.


11.4  Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude bp charge’s liability for death or personal injury caused by something bp charge has done or failed to do or for any fraudulent misrepresentation bp charge makes to you.

11.5  You will be responsible to bp charge for any claims, costs, damages, losses, liabilities, expenses or legal proceedings brought against bp charge by any other person as a result of your use of the bp charge network, any unauthorised access to your Account and/or your use of the Website and/or Apps in breach of these Terms or any third party terms (see clause 6 above).

11.6  You acknowledge that the Websites and Apps are provided at no charge and accordingly the exclusions of liability and indemnity set out in this clause are fair and reasonable.

11.7  This clause will continue to apply after these Terms have expired or have been terminated.

12. Changes to these terms

12.1  Subject to the remainder of this clause, bp charge may amend these Terms from time to time by publishing an updated version on the Websites and in the Apps. Please check the terms published on the Websites and in the Apps periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Websites and/or Apps following publication of updated Terms confirms your acceptance of the updated Terms.

12.2  The changes bp charge can make to these Terms, without your authorisation, are limited to the following:

  • To reflect updates to the functionality, security, options and Services available on the Websites and the Apps;
  • To reflect third party terms and conditions that apply to bp charge and/or the Websites and the Apps;
  • That are generally beneficial to, or do not have any adverse impact on, users of the Services, the Websites and the Apps; and/or
  • That are required to reflect changes to applicable law.

12.3  bp charge will notify you and request your confirmation if necessary, via the Websites and/or the Apps, that you agree to the updated Terms if the updated Terms incorporate any other changes not listed above. Your continued use of the Services including the Website and the Apps will be deemed to provide confirmation that you agree to the updated Terms.

13. General

13.1  You must comply with any additional terms and conditions, or instructions from bp charge, brought to your attention in the Websites and/or the Apps when you are setting up your Account or using the Websites and/or the Apps.

13.2  You agree that:

  • You will not assign or otherwise transfer your Account;
  • You will not use the bp charge network, Websites or Apps for any unlawful purpose, in any way that interrupts, impairs, damages the bp charge network, Websites or Apps or renders each less efficient, or to transfer files that contain viruses, trojans or other harmful programs, to access or attempt to access the accounts of other bp charge account holders or to penetrate or attempt to penetrate any security measures;
  • You will not do anything bp charge reasonably considers to be disreputable or capable of damaging its reputation, the bp charge network, the Websites and/or Apps, or the Services; and
  • You will comply with all applicable laws.

13.3  If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or removed to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect. The failure of bp charge to exercise any right shall not be deemed a waiver of that right or any other rights that bp charge may have.

13.4  These Terms represent the entire terms and conditions in relation to the use of the Services and, except to the extent that they are granted under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, all other representations, guarantees, undertakings, promises (wether written or verbal, express or implied) are excluded.

13.5  These Terms are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.