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    Is the Esignature field Legally Binding?

    Asked by kristalangmartin 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 an one of the external Esignature widgets i.e., Adobe DC, DocuSign, etc)?
     

    I used one of the Jotform contract templates and created "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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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david 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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    Answered by goodwinintegrity 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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    Answered by david 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.