Electronic Signature Legal Compliance United States
Does Signable Meet Your Legal Requirements?
Electronic signatures are legally recognized in the United States and are regulated by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN).
Certain states also apply the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). Signable exceeds the requirements of these acts, as well as other global regulations such as eIDAS.
A contract or signature “may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form”.
- ESIGN Act, section (101.a)
Every state has independent laws governing electronic signatures within the state itself, however, the ESIGN Act is a federal law that lays out the guidelines for deals between states.
The ESIGN Act is currently under review in a bill called ‘The ESIGN Modernization Act’. You can read more about the updates expected in our blog.
The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), aims to regulate the retention of ‘paper-based’ records and validate electronic signature legal usage across America, however some states have other similar laws in place.
To see what laws apply to you, see our State-By-State Guides below.
Audit Trail Tracking
A detailed audit log stored for each signature action. This shows all actions pertaining to that document to decrease fraudulent signing and improve security.
Unique Document Fingerprints
Unique fingerprint IDs for each document to ensure each document is legally binding and trackable. Document integrity checked, always.
Verification of Signer Information
Identification of users verified before permitted to send documents increasing security of sensitive documents. Documents can also be password protected. Only you and people you’ve authorised can access documents.
Geo Tracking Via IP Addresses
Signatory identity verified via email address, timestamps and geo-tracking to ensure all documents are legally signed.
Doing business outside the US?
Our global legality guides break down the laws between countries, keeping your business deals compliant.
The different types of eSignatures
Signable currently provides Standard Electronic Signature – any form of verification with evidence.
“Any electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.”ESIGN & UETA
Are you ready to try eSigning?
Great! You can check out our plans page to work out which one of our flexible monthly plans would suit you best.
You can also register for a free 14-day trial to see if e-signing is right for your business.