Are electronic signatures legal?
In 2000, the U.S. Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act established electronic records and signatures as legally binding, having the same legal effects as traditional paper documents and handwritten signatures. But not all eSignature solutions are created equal. Only DocuSign warrants federal ESIGN Act compliance. Per European Directive 1999/93/EC, DocuSign’s advanced signature is legally admissible and enforceable in the European Union. In fact, almost every civilized country in the world has adopted an electronic signature law, and the vast majority recognizes DocuSign’s form of electronic signature as meeting the definition of a valid electronic signature.
How do I sign an electronic document?
You will receive an email inviting you to receive the documents you requested to our Credit Union personnel. When you click on the “Review Documents” link, it will require you to log in to the DocuSign system to view the documents. The first time you log in to the system, you will be asked to create your own signature. The system will have 10 predefined signatures that you can pick from. Pick the one that closely resembles your signature. The signature that you choose will be associated with a unique identifier so that every document you sign with this system will be recorded as signed by you and you alone.
Are there any special system requirements to use the DocuSign system?
In order to access the DocuSign system you need the following:
- Internet Browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 11+, Microsoft Edge
- Email: Access to a valid email account
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum
- Enabled Security: Allow per session cookies
Note: These minimum requirements are subject to change. If these requirements change, a new disclosure will be presented to you at the time of signing that you will have the ability to decline.
How do you know who signed?
DocuSign uses a third-party system that records the signer’s IP address and a timestamp of the signing activity. In addition, you can opt to provide geolocation information at the time of signing.
Is my information on the DocuSign ID Card safe?
Yes. All information is saved on our secured site. DocuSign does not sell or solicit any information.