Is eversign Legally Binding?

Electronic signatures processed by an online platform working in compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and the European Union eIDAS (EU No.910/2014), are considered legally binding around the world. In fact, due to our extensive data logging and identity authentication practices, documents signed using eversign are even more enforceable in a court of law than handwritten documents. Continue reading to learn about the key factors that have been considered during the development of the eversign digital signature and document management platform: ..

Signer Authentication

In order to offer the highest level of signer authentication, eversign systems will require signers to verify their identity using an email double opt-in. In addition to this initial verification, eversign will securely store a number of key parameters, such as full names, email addresses, IP addresses and time stamp data along with document transactions. If an eversign user chooses to enable In-Person Signing (signing in-person on a mobile device), email verification will be disabled and it will be the user's responsibility to verify the identity of all signers in person.

Unique Signatures
Each party involved in a signing process is prompted to generate, draw or upload a signature confirming their intention to make the respective eSignature a legal representation of their signature.
Tamper Evidence
All document data and signing metadata is stored securely in two locations, in both of which unique hash keys prevent document data from being manipulated retrospectively. Each document transaction is stored along with a unique key, which - if the content changed for any reason - would no longer be valid. This also makes it easy to legally prove that no tampering occurred during or after the signing of a document.
Secure Data Storage

All data related to eversign user accounts, documents and signing data is stored securely on penetration tested cloud servers hosted with IBM. All eversign transactions are transferred via 256-bit HTTPS encryption.

Comprehensive Audit Trail

Each signed document comes with a detailed log of transactions (signer data, signature time stamps, IP addresses, etc.) attached, which ultimately makes electronic signing even more enforceable in a court of law than traditional ink signatures.

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