Below are some questions that commonly arise with electronic signatures, together with possible solutions.
What constitutes an electronic signature?
A wide range of options are available. Examples include:
- A person typing their name into a contract or into an email containing the terms of a contract.
- A person electronically pasting their scanned signature into the signature block of an electronic (i.e. soft copy) version of the contract.
- A person inserting their scanned or typed signature into the signature block of a contract via a web-based e-signature platform (such as DocuSign or Adobe Sign, among others).
- A person using a finger, light pen or stylus and a touchscreen to write their name electronically in the signature block of the contract.