Are Electronic Signatures Safe?
The answer to the question is simple: Yes. With many layers of security and authentication, e-signatures are much safer than wet signatures. An electronic record serves as an audit trail and court-admissible proof of the transaction while a tamper-evident seal guarantees the signature hasn’t been altered since the signing date.
How electronic signatures work
The exact signing process varies depending on the e-signature provider that you use, but the underlying workflows of more robust solutions are similar.
Upload the document you need signed, such as a Word document or a PDF file
Tag the sections that require initials, signatures, phone numbers, etc.
Select the methods of signer authentication you want to use
Send the file via the service to your designated recipient’s email
Receive an email notification to review and sign a document
Verify your identity before signing (if the sender selects that option)
Read the disclosure documents and agree to use the electronic process
Review the document and complete any necessary fields, including attaching any required documents
Adopt the signature style you want to use (the first time you use a service)
Sign the document
Once all recipients have signed a document, they’re notified, and the document is stored electronically where it can be viewed and downloaded. All of this is done safely due to the built-in security features and the processes that e-signature providers follow. Read More.