Are online signatures legally binding?

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    StMartinsHOU
    Asked on August 01, 2019 at 03:33 PM

    I am creating medical release forms for our Student Ministries and was wondering if the signature line that I am using is considered legally binding.   I'm concerned if they are out of the country, this might be an issue.  Would appreciate any advice or direction.

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    Welvin
    Answered on August 01, 2019 at 04:45 PM

    Hello,

    Yes, eSignatures are legally binding on almost all countries and states, but we still recommend consulting with your lawyer or an expert within your area. Note that Jotform records the IP address and time of the signature made, so that also provides additional confirmation about the signer of the document.

    Related guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/433-How-to-Add-an-E-Signature-to-Your-Form.

    We have two widgets that are compliant with the eSign Act:

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/docusign

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/adobe_sign

    You may consider using any of this service if you are not sure of what signature widget to use from our list.

    Guide to add a widget: https://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form

    I hope that helps. Please let us know if you need further assistance on this matter.