An electronic signature, or eSignature, as defined by the Federal ESIGN Act , is an “electronic sound, symbol or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record” (ESIGN).
The most popular method for gathering and managing electronic signatures uses people’s email addresses to identify each participant and associate them with a sequence of events that demonstrates intent to sign.
Electronic contracts are safer and more secure than paper contracts and have the same legal standing. While documents sent by fax and mail are exposed throughout intra-office distribution, electronic documents are kept completely confidential and are viewed only by designated recipients. Signr documents are stored on secure servers, and unlike paper documents, cannot be misplaced, lost, or destroyed. Other advantages are:
Easier to authenticate
Can’t be backdated
Can’t be duplicated with a copier or scanner
Keeps the entire document together, single pages cant be lost or replaced
Are similar to using a notary
Security & Legality
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Documents signed online are as valid and binding as traditional pen-and-paper documents. This legal strength is due to the authentication data captured by our online signature software, which provides digital evidence of who signed a document, as well as when, where, and how they did it. Signr secures each executed document with an array of valuable authentication information, including each signer’s email address, IP address, and timestamped audit logs.Major e-signature laws:
European Directive 1999/93/EC (European Union)
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (U.S)
Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (U.S.)
Electronic Communications Act 2000 (United Kingdom)
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