What is an eSignature?

Wondering what an eSignature is?  We’re glad you asked!

eSignatures are perfectly valid and legally binding in most countries around the world. In the United States, there are a number of laws that make eSignatures legally binding. including the The Electronic Signatues in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN) Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and lots of other laws and regulations.

The E-Sign Act defines “electronic signature” as “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.”  The E-Sign Act, aiming to bring uniformity to patchwork state legislation governing electronic signatures and records, mandates that no signature be denied legal effect simply because it is in electronic form. Additionally, “a contract relating to such transaction may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because an electronic signature or electronic record was used in its formation.