Is the Esignature field Legally Binding?

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    kristalangmartin
    Asked on April 19, 2017 at 01:10 PM

    Hi hi,  I've read your support responses and have found multiple answers around this topic.  At this point, is the Jotform signature field considered legally binding (without using any one of the external E-signature widgets i.e., Adobe DC, DocuSign, etc)?
     

    I have read your "how to write a contract" post. I used one of the Jotform contract templates and created a "Private Strategy Day Contract." Is this legally binding, and do you still track the IP address of the user?

     

    Thanks! 

    Krista

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    david
    Answered on April 19, 2017 at 02:30 PM

    The short answer is yes, electronic signatures are legally binding.  Here is a great write up on the topic:

    http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2013/06/what-are-e-signatures-are-they-legally-valid.html

    It is always best to check into your own states specific laws since specifics can vary state to state. 

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    goodwinintegrity
    Answered on April 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM

    Thanks for your response.  Is Jotform's esignature capability legally binding and secure, or is it necessary to use one of the external esignature apps/widgets, for use in all US states?

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    david
    Answered on April 19, 2017 at 06:06 PM

    The regular E-signature widgets are legally binding.  Again, each state may have their own legal requirements so I would recommend checking into your states requirements.