Yes and No. Although the risks of challenge lie at the level of identity of the signatory/ies (risk of repudiation and/or imputation), we do not recommend that you sign agreements using a simple Universign signature. However, if you have sufficiently robust systems in place to identify and authenticate the signatory prior to signing the document, a Universign signature could be used as a supplementary component of your procedures. If you use this option, we suggest you approach your usual advisers for the implementation of this type of project.
Articles in this section
- Do I have legal obligations when I sign a document electronically?
- What should you do when faced with disputes relating to the electronic signature of a document?
- Does a digitized handwritten signature has the same legal value as an electronic signature?
- Does an electronic signature have legal value?
- Can all documents and agreements be signed via a simple signature?
- Do I need to get signatories to sign an agreement pertaining to the admissibility of evidence when I use Universign?