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eSignature Security

Soon after electronic signatures, or eSignatures became popular with businesses, regulations where put in place in both the US and in Europe to make sure companies offering eSigning services where compliant, secure and all documents where legally binding.

There are a number of requirements and regulations in place that eSignlite follow and adhere to and a number of additional security features that we have introduced ourselves to protect both our users and their clients..

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 2048-bit encryption must be use on signing pages. eSignlite use 2048-bit encryption on ALL pages.
  • Signature must be added to the document by the signee, it cannot simply be saved and added later or added after submission.
  • Signee must be able to see the entire document as it will be saved, before they submit it for processing.
  • Signature cannot be added to an editable document such as a Word Doc or Text Document.
  • Signees details, date and time of signature, IP address and user agent details must be logged in case of audit/discrepency.
  • Signature must be added and document processed (converted to PDF) in realtime and be instantly availble to the Signee.
  • Signing cannot be done via a popup linked to a third party url or plugin, signing must be done on the 2048-bit encrypted site.

ADDITIONAL SECURITY FEATURES

These additional security features have been introduced by eSignlite to protect both our members and anyone using our service to sign documents.

  1. Each document link created is given a unique 128-bit hash value making every url unique and impossible to copy.
  2. Members IP and user agent is logged each time they create or send a document for signing.
  3. As well as being instantly downloadable both the member and the signee are sent the signed document by email.

Following these regulations and adding additional security features means that our clients need not worry about situations where a client claims that they have not signed for services - common with eSigning due to the fact the eSignature rarely matches the client's written signature (more on this here) - because the security and electronic paper trail will prove otherwise.