Not every document can be legally signed electronically
Please note that electronic signatures are not legal for the exceptions specified in the E-Sign Act Section 103, though none of these apply to business contracts:
- (a)(1) a statute, regulation, or other rule of law governing the creation and execution of wills, codicils, or testamentary trusts;
- (a)(2) a State statute, regulation, or other rule of law governing adoption, divorce, or other matters of family law;
- (a)(3) the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect in any State, other than sections 1-107 and 1-206 and Articles 2 and 2A.
- (b)(1) court orders or notices, or official court documents (including briefs, pleadings, and other writings) required to be executed in connection with court proceedings;
- (b)(2)(A) notice of cancellation or termination of utility services (including water, heat, and power);
- (b)(2)(B) notice of default, acceleration, repossession, foreclosure, or eviction, or the right to cure, under a credit agreement secured by, or a rental agreement for, a primary residence of an individual;
- (b)(2)(C) notice of the cancellation or termination of health insurance or benefits or life insurance benefits (excluding annuities);
- (b)(2)(D) notice of recall of a product, or material failure of a product, that risks endangering health or safety;
- (b)(3) any document required to accompany any transportation or handling of hazardous materials, pesticides, or other toxic or dangerous materials.
Please contact us for any questions regarding the legality of electronic signatures in the United States. Of course, Yozons cannot provide legal advice and you should contact your own counsel for questions related to your specific needs or regulatory compliance.