Abyde Legal Information
Abyde complies with the requirements of the U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (ESIGN) and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), making electronic signing with Abyde quick, convenient, and legally binding.
Below is more information about what makes electronic signatures valid and legally binding in a large majority of countries around the world, and what you should consider when choosing an electronic signature provider.
Signature Affixed to Document
According to E-SIGN and UETA, an electronic signature must be attached to or logically associated with a contract (or other record) and executed by a person with the intent to sign. When a signature is requested, Abyde places the signature field in the appropriate location inside the document. Abyde also captures real handwritten signatures to provide evidence of the signer’s intent to execute.
In order for you to know who is signing your documents, Abyde authenticates all signers. In order to sign a document on Abyde, signers must receive an email with a request for signature or have login information for Abyde. To protect user accounts, all account information is always transferred is over SSL. Section 13 of UETA states that evidence of a record or signature may not be excluded from being admissible evidence solely because it is in electronic form. See more about security on Abyde here.
Available on Any Platform
Abyde is widely accessible, requiring only an internet connection and a browser, so it is convenient to access and sign the documents as requested. You can also easily access your documents that are processed on the Abyde Software, as we provide all documents in PDF format for download.
The above information is not a comprehensive list of the requirements of electronic signature laws in the United States or elsewhere. This is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.