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Privacy Policy

Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg (GWSR) – Policy Governing the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information (the “Privacy Policy”)

Our Commitment to You

Protecting your privacy and your personal information is important to us. 

The manner in which GWSR handles your personal information is governed, in part, by the Law Society of Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct and applicable laws. As legal professionals, we are under an obligation to keep confidential information that our clients disclose in the context of the lawyer-client relationship. GWSR is committed to dealing with personal information in a manner consistent with all legal and professional responsibilities and with the principles set out in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use – Legal Services

GWSR collects personal information for the purpose of providing potential clients and clients with legal services and information. The kinds of information that GWSR collects about potential clients and clients depends upon the legal services and information that they have requested. GWSR endeavours to collect personal information directly from the individual to whom the information relates. This information may include the following:

  • Contact Information (Business and Home): name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and fax number;
  • Identification: depending upon the nature of the services provided to you, photocopies of valid government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate;
  • Information Relating to your Legal Issue: depending upon the nature of the issue, information about your family and employment status, business affairs, financial affairs, and property ownership;
  • Relevant Parties: information about parties, adverse parties, employees, witnesses and other individuals relevant to your legal issue;
  • Information Provided by You: information provided by you in the course of your communications with GWSR or information that you have expressly given GWSR consent to collect; and
  • Professional/Legal Obligations: information permitted or required to be collected by law or to meet our professional obligations.

GWSR may use personal information for the following purposes:

  • Conflict of Interest: to determine whether GWSR may act for you or if we are in a conflict of interest;
  • Services/Information: to provide the legal services and information that you have requested and to invite you to legal seminars or other events that may be of interest to you;
  • Communication: to report to you about your file and/or respond to your requests or inquiries;
  • Accounts: to administer, bill, and collect on your account; and
  • Legal/Professional Obligations: to meet our legal and professional obligations.

Collection and Use – Website

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the a network IP Address, browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. 

How we use collected information

GWSR may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
    • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    • We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
    • We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. 

Please note:

Usage of our website does not constitute legal advice or solicitation and does not create a solicitor-client relationship, as such information collected through our website is not protected by solicitor-client privileges.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information based on your express or implied consent where the legal services that you have asked us to provide require that we disclose such information to third parties. With respect to our website, we do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others.

We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have given us your consent.

Third party websites

Users may find content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of your personal information, we have established physical, electronic and/or administrative measures to safeguard and secure the personal information that we collect. With respect to our Site, we adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Withdrawing Your Consent/Ensuring Accuracy of Information

GWSR aims to ensure that your personal information is kept as current and accurate as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we intend to use the information. At any time, you may request access to your personal information and/or you may inform us of changes or corrections to your personal information. You may also withdraw your consent to further collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, as well as to receiving our internal publications. Note that withdrawal of your consent to further collection, use or disclosure of your personal information may affect our ability to continue to provide to you certain legal services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GWSR has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site and revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site or provide personal information about yourself or others to GWSR. Your continued use of the Site or your provision of personal information to GWSR following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Practice Areas

Robbery

Robbery is a serious offence. In essence, it is stealing from someone using violence or threats in the course of the theft.

Property Crimes

Theft; breaking and entering (B&E); vandalism; arson; and auto theft, among others.

Impaired Driving / Dangerous Driving

If arrested for driving while suspected of being drunk or high, remember that you have right to hire a lawyer to speak on your behalf.

Internet-Related Crimes

Fraud; harassment; money laundering; identity theft; infringements on intellectual property; pornography; hacking; password trafficking; or any other act considered to be a cybercrime.

Bail Hearings

If you are facing a bail hearing, the lawyers at Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg will work to ensure you get the best decision possible.

White-Collar Crimes / Fraud

Embezzling money from an employer; expense-account fraud; cybercrime; and tax evasion. Corporate crimes such as selling unsafe products, price fixing, and false advertising.

Assault

We will defend you vigorously against any assault-related charges including: assault; assault with a weapon; aggravated assault; or uttering threats.

Weapons Offences

We will defend you vigorously against any weapons-related charges under the Criminal Code or any contravention of the Firearms Act.

Drug Offences

We will defend you vigorously against any charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including possession, production, trafficking, importing, and exporting.

Domestic Violence

An act of domestic violence can take place within a currently married couple; a previously married couple; in common-law relationships; or between girlfriends, boyfriends, and same-sex partners.

Homicide: Murder / Manslaughter

Your GWSR lawyer will defend your rights aggressively and hold the Crown to the highest possible prosecutorial standards. We have immeasurable experience defending homicide cases.

Sexual Offences

Sexual assault; sexual interference; sexual exploitation; voyeurism; child pornography; luring; and any offences dealing with the sex trade, among others.

Youth Criminal Justice Act

The Youth Criminal Justice Act outlines operations of the criminal justice system as it pertains to those 12–17 years of age who have been charged with a crime.

Tax Prosecution

Tax evasion; tax fraud; failure to charge and/or remit the Provincial Sales Tax (PST); and failure to charge and/or remit the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Quasi-Criminal Offences / Highway Traffic Act

A quasi-criminal offence is an offence not covered by the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Such matters could be covered by a federal, provincial, or municipal law.

Charter Applications

Concerns related to your right to remain silent at the time of arrest; your right to counsel; issues involving unreasonable searches or other matters pertaining to warrants.

Professional Regulatory Bodies

Your career is important to you and if the body that governs your profession has accused you of violating its regulations, you deserve a vigorous defence

We are committed to excellence, and committed to helping people from all walks of life.

Our Lawyers

Jeffrey J. Gindin, QC

Jeff is one of the founding partners of this firm and and has been a trial lawyer since 1971. He will fight tirelessly for his clients with passion, skill, and creativity in order to achieve the best possible results.

Richard J. Wolson, QC

Richard Wolson is a skilled, bold, and relentless cross-examiner who represents his clients with focus and determination.

Saul B. Simmonds, QC

Practising criminal law since 1980, Saul is an experienced litigator with deep knowledge of Canadian law.

Evan J. Roitenberg, LLB

Evan is deeply committed to protecting the rights of the accused and is routinely called upon to lecture and present on the art of cross-examination.

Laura Robinson, BA, LLB

Laura has experience dealing with all manner of offences, which has included violent crimes, property offences, drug offences, driving offences, and weapons offences.

Daniel A. Wolson, BA, LLB

Daniel strives to get the best possible results for his clients, having secured acquittals at all levels of court throughout Manitoba.

Kevin Minuk, BA, LLB

Kevin Minuk received his call to the bar in 2014 and has been practising exclusively in the area of criminal law.

Shimon R. Segal, BA, JD

Shimon was called to the bar and hired as an associate in 2015. His practice has grown to include immigration law and criminal law.

Adam R. Hodge, B.Comm (Hons), JD

Adam Hodge received his call to the bar in May 2016 and practises primarily in the area of criminal defence.

Caitlin MacDonald, BA, JD

Caitlin represents clients facing all types of criminal and quasi-criminal charges and strives to provide expertise, guidance, and compassion.

Winnipeg-based criminal lawyers dedicated to your best defence.

You can talk to a lawyer from Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg at any time, day or night, by calling:

204-985-8181

We are located...

1200-363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3N9

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