The Legality of e-signatures
Equivalent to traditional signatures
Contracts signed using Assently have the same legal validity and enforceability as traditional contracts. Our technology is fully compliant with EU and US e-signature legislative acts, which confirm the legality of electronic signatures. You can be confident when using Assently for your business agreements.
The solution is compliant with:
- The EU Directive for Electronic Signatures (1999/93/EC)
- US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN Act)
- US Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)
The solution allows you to choose the best e-signature for each situation. The strongest method of signing in the EU is the certificate based e-ID, but its not the only method that is legally binding. In fact, its important to know that agreements with few exceptions are valid regardless of form – be it an oral agreement, a traditional written agreement or a digital agreement. Sign using e-ID, two factor SMS or touch signature.
In the event of a legal dispute concerning an agreement, it can be very important to be able to prove what was signed, and under which circumstances a party entered into the agreement. The presenting of evidence in Sweden is controlled by the principle of free production of evidence. This gives the parties in civil cases a right to refer to any evidence, without any requirements regarding its conception.
If you have any questions about the legality, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information we can provide as an independent third party gives you a strong evidentiary mode compared to the information available with a traditional signing of an agreement without witnesses.
Evidence saved with each signature
- Time and date
- Network address
- Geographical position
- Fingerprint of the document (SHA2-512)
- Fingerprint of the case (SHA2-512)
- Organizational commitment1
- Swedish Personal Identity Number2
- e-ID signature2
- Phone number3
- Code of signature3
- Vector signature4
1 Optional, if specified by the issuer
2 Evidence for e-ID
3 Evidence for SMS signatures
4 Evidence for touch signatures