Legality of signature box

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    SarahHorne
    Asked on July 06, 2021 at 04:53 AM

    Hi I am creating a waiver form and wanted to know what information you had with regards to the legal binding of an e-signature such as a signature box used on the form.

    Thanks,

    Sarah

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    Jed_C
    Answered on July 06, 2021 at 07:16 AM

    The signatures are legally binding on several places; however, we do recommend to check this with your lawyer in order to be sure about if this would work for you. Here's our notice about our signature elements: 

    E-signatures are legally binding on almost all countries and states, but we still recommend consulting with your lawyer. Jotform records the IP address and time of the signature made so that also provides additional confirmation about the signer of the document.

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

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    SarahHorne
    Answered on July 07, 2021 at 07:05 AM

    How would the IP address recognition work if the form is being filled out on-site at an event? Would it still be classified as legally binding? The signers of the document are also providing their name, DOB and email address on the waiver forms...

    Thanks,

    Sarah

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    Jed_C
    Answered on July 07, 2021 at 08:16 AM

    It would be classified as legal if you have some indication that the form is form that specific event which occurs on this particular location.

    However, if you'll be basing it on IP, the actual location may not be accurate as the IP will return the ISP address, not the actual event location.

    You may indicate in your form some agreement that users will click that this particular form they're signing is held in this location and happened on this day. But still, please consult this with your lawyer just to be sure.