First of lets confirm what an eSignature actually is. An electronic signature, or eSignature is simply an electronic version of your handwritten signature that you would use on paper documents but created using your mouse, finger or stylus and used on electronic documents.
Before the technology was available to allow electronic signatures to be created companies had to either post out documents to their clients or get their clients to print out sign, scan and re-send documents which was not only slow and tedious and beyond the scope of many people.
You may see some websites utilising ‘tick to confirm’ checkboxes on their forms instead of actual eSignatures with some even stating that by ticking the box you are essentially adding your electronic signature. however, you won’t be surprised to hear that this is utter nonsense and meaningless, a misuse of the phrase electronic signature and it simply isn’t legally…
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