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 legal@assently.com

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
  • IP-address
  • Network address
  • Geographical position
  • Fingerprint of the document (SHA2-512)
  • Fingerprint of the case (SHA2-512)
  • Role1
  • 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