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Is an “E-Signature”
Legally Enforceable?
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In Most Transactions,
the answer is Yes.
Federal E-SIGN Act enforces
contracts by e-signature, and Illinois
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passed its o...
The E-SIGN law does not cover:
Wills, family law, adoptions, product
recalls, health plan cancellations,
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residential evi...
What Is an E-Signature?

“An electronic sound, symbol, or
process”{affixed to a contract or record
by a signee made with i...
How Do People E-sign?
By clicking “accept” with a mouse, on
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the phone by saying “I accept,” or
on a smartphone with the ...
Caution Must Be Exercised
Your e-signature should always
be {
accompanied by a digital
signature to encrypt the data.
Caution Must Be Exercised
All online contracts must be reviewed for
mandatory arbitration clauses
which may waive your rig...
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E-Signature: Is It Enforceable?

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More business is being transacted online, so how does a business get the necessary signatures on agreements made online?

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E-Signature: Is It Enforceable?

  1. 1. Is an “E-Signature” Legally Enforceable? {
  2. 2. In Most Transactions, the answer is Yes. Federal E-SIGN Act enforces contracts by e-signature, and Illinois { passed its own law in 1998.
  3. 3. The E-SIGN law does not cover: Wills, family law, adoptions, product recalls, health plan cancellations, { residential evictions, and hazardous transport.
  4. 4. What Is an E-Signature? “An electronic sound, symbol, or process”{affixed to a contract or record by a signee made with intent to sign.
  5. 5. How Do People E-sign? By clicking “accept” with a mouse, on { the phone by saying “I accept,” or on a smartphone with the right app.
  6. 6. Caution Must Be Exercised Your e-signature should always be { accompanied by a digital signature to encrypt the data.
  7. 7. Caution Must Be Exercised All online contracts must be reviewed for mandatory arbitration clauses which may waive your right to a jury trial/class action even in cases of fraud. {

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