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Do I need coding skills to use eformsign?

eformsign is a service that allows anyone to easily convert paper documents into electronic documents without coding skills. Anyone who can use Excel, Word, and PowerPoint can create e-documents with eformsign.

How do you view timestamps in documents?

To view the timestamp in a time-stamped document, open the document with Adobe Acrobat Reader (Download Adobe Reader). Once opened, you’ll be able to see the document’s certification status at the top of the document where you can click the signature panel to check the validity of the signature.

Are eformsign’s e-signatures legally-binding?

E-signatures are legally binding in the vast majority of countries around the world, and the rest are implementing its legality in phases.

eformsign’s E-signatures are legally-binding for individual-individual and corporation-individual matters. As well, it provides various additional features for non-repudiation.

  • USA: E-signatures based on PKI standards carry the same weight and legal effect as wet-ink signatures, and there are many cases of increasing the reliability of e-signatures through identity verification or authentication services.
  • South Korea: E-signatures based on PKI standards have a strong legal status, and their legality is not discriminated against.
  • EU: E-signatures are categorized into qualified electronic signatures, advanced electronic signatures, and general electronic signatures, and their legal status is applied accordingly, corresponding to the characteristics of each type of document.
  • Japan: With the existence of a specific verification system, a stronger legal effect is given to E-signatures authorized by the state for each type of task.
What’s the difference between an E-signature and digital signature?

An E-signature is a signature in an electronic format that replaces the role of a traditional wet ink signature. When signing electronically, you must go through a verification process that proves that the signer is him/herself just like when a person signs in the traditional wet signature method.

When verifying one’s identity, email, social security number, password, phone number, and digital certificate are used as a means of identity verification.

Typically, E-signatures go through a 1-step verification process, but users can choose to have a 2-step verification process according to user-defined settings. This results in a more secure and reliable identity verification.

A digital signature is a type of E-signature that differs from E-signature in that it goes through a specific method of identity verification. A digital signature uses a certificate-based digital ID to verify the signer’s identity and proves the authenticity of the signature in a document through encryption.

While a digital signature has the advantage of being more legally-binding, its disadvantage is that all the people signing electronically must have a digital signature issued to them in order to sign.

What is an audit trail?

An audit trail is a record that contains the processing information of an electronic document. It contains all the information related to the document including its basic information, creation information, processing history, and signature history. It is used to verify the processing of documents, participant information, and signature date and time.

What is a timestamp?

A timestamp is a service that verifies the status of documents at a specific point in time. It proves that an electronic document existed at the time it finished being completed and was not modified after. Timestamps are often used to protect the integrity of important documents requiring forgery verification.

eformsign’s timestamp service is provided through a certification body that meets the timestamp standard RFC-3161. Timestamps in PDF files can be viewed when opened with Adobe Reader.

 

What languages are supported?

eformsign supports English, Korean, and Japanese.