Does my client have to sign up for eformsign?

Your client does not have to sign up for eformsign. If you know the client’s mobile number or email address, you can send a signature request link via SMS or email, Once signed, the link will expire and the client will not be able to access the document.

You can also send a copy of the document(e.g. contract) to the client when the document is completed.

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.

Is it possible to verify the signer’s identity?

In eformsign, when requesting a signature from a signer, you can set multiple levels of authentication to verify that the signer really is him/her.

  • Email verification: Request a signature via the signer’s email. Only the owner of the email can sign.
  • Password verification: Requests the signer to enter the preset password when the signer opens the document.
  • Mobile phone identity verification: The document can be opened after verifying the identity of the signer’s mobile phone.