Digital signatures replace wet ink signatures and can be used for contractual and operational purposes
Use digital signing to replace wet ink signatures and create non-repudiable, legally binding documents. Digital signing allows organizations to streamline signing and approval processes, eliminate paper and establish an electronic audit trail. This audit trail adds to the integrity of the digital signing process by providing documentary evidence of the sequence of signing activities that took place. Learn more about electronic versus digital signing.
When using standard email applications, like Microsoft® Outlook, you can also use digital signing to secure your email communications, protecting your privacy and confidentiality. Learn more about email security.
The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) enacted June 30, 2000 is a U.S. federal law that facilitates the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by insuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically. Former President Bill Clinton used an IdenTrust digital certificate to approve the ESIGN ACT. Learn more about the ESIGN Act.
Use an IdenTrust certificate to securely transact business in a digital world
Digital signing is simplified when using Adobe® PDF
When using IdenTrust TrustID certificates with Adobe® products, digital signing is simple and convenient. Adobe .PDF documents include functionality that allows you to add one or more digital signatures to facilitate completely paperless processing.