Yes, Universign now offers two signature modes associated with two methods of authenticating the signatories:
Mode 1. Simple signature:
A simple signature, and this is the standard configuration of our service, will authenticate the identity of the signatory using a confidential code sent by SMS to his/her personal phone number.
This process is implemented using a declaratory record of the identity of the signatory. However, as registration process is not controlled by Universign, and the quality of the identification and authentication of the signatory offered by this system will depend on the context of the signature.
Mode 2. Signature with certificate:
This electronic signature process requires the signatory to authenticate him or herself using an electronic certificate issued by the Universign Certification Authority. Before issuing a certificate, the Universign Certification Authority checks, upon presentation of the person's ID document, the identity of the signatory at a physical meeting or remotely.
Documents signed with a certificate provide the necessary evidence regarding the signature of each signatory.
In addition to the inherent probative value of the document, Universign collects and records additional information at each stage of the signature process via a secure audit trail.
The information collected includes:
- declarative information (surname, first name, phone number) entered by the person signing or getting someone to sign;
- the e-mail address of the signatory verified at the time of the invitation to sign;
- the handwritten signature drawn during the electronic signature phase (optional);
- the verification of identity via SMS;
- IP addresses and other logs;
Which can be supplemented by other types of information you may collect:
- entering surnames, first names, logins, passwords on your website, when used via API;
- payment (even a token payment) on your website (API mode);
- other information (e-mail exchanges, phone message, etc.)
- electronically signed documents and information you and Universign have collected are elements of evidence with a considerable probative value.