GetSignature LEGALITY

Using a pen to place your signature on a paper with ink is no longer the standard way to sign on legal documents. The good old wet signature is akin to physical cash. Most people go about their daily activities without physically touching a note or a coin. Electronic signatures are welcomed in the same way in many parts of the world. Majority of businesses around the world are moving away from paper and courts are accepting electronic documents as proof of contracts.

GetSignature provides you with a legally binding eSignature solution to cover individual and business contract requirements. In addition to current Australian laws, GetSignature also complies with the requirements of European and US laws.

Summary

Under Australian law, Contracts are generally considered legally when parties reach an agreement, whether they agree verbally, electronically or on a physical document.

The Electronic Transactions Act of 1999 specifically confirm that provided certain requirements are met, and a relevant exception does not apply, contracts cannot be denied enforceability merely because they were concluded electronically.

GetSignature provides electronic records that are court admissible to support the existence, authenticity, chain of custody and valid acceptance of a contract.

Authenticating Signatures

GetSignature authenticates all parties involved in a document so you know exactly who is signing. Any party signing a document through the Service must either have an active, verified account registered with the Service, or have received by way of secure email, or secure sms a request for signature.

To protect information transmitted over the Service, all information transferred is 256-bit SSL encrypted.

Verifying Signatures

Each document signed through the Service is securely monitored, tracked and recorded in an audit trail. This non-editable audit trail contains a globally unique identifier, that can be used to look up a record in our database that shows all parties involved in the document and their signatures. These records include an encrypted hash of the PDF document which can be used to compare to the encrypted hash of a provided document to determine whether or not it has been modified since the time of it’s completion.

Document Integrity

GetSignature has been designed to keep your contracts secure and to prevent modifications of a document during and after the signing process. Utilising cryptographic hashing technology, GetSignature creates a unique hash of the document PDF before it is sent for signatures. Each time a party signs the document a new unique hash is created, using this history of hashes you can prove there was no tampering or modifications made to the document PDF.

Cryptographically Verifiable Transactions Log

GetSignature records a comprehensive log of all transactions that occur between signing parties. To provide you with a court-admissible transaction history, we record and time-stamp all events that occur from the moment a document is created, to when it’s filled out and signed by all parties.

To ensure this transaction history is verifiable, we process each event with a cryptographic hash function called a checksum to confirm the existing transaction history has not been tampered with and to securely record the new event.

Secure On-Shore Data Storage

In addition to providing the highest level of encryption available for your documents, GetSignature securely stores and backs up all documents, data, files and assets in Amazon S3, an ISO 27001 certified data centre, located sovereignly on Australian shores. GetSignature has zone-restricted all S3 storage locations to the ap-southeast-2 region located in Sydney, Australia.

Modifications

We reserve the right to change this statement without providing you with any advance notice of our intent to make the changes. We shall amend this Policy from time to time, and will post any changes here, so that you are familiar with the Policy adopted by jeylabs. Notwithstanding the right to amend the Policy as aforesaid, jeylabs will not use your personal information in a manner materially different from this Policy without your prior consent.

This statement is subject in all respects of use of this website and all interactions with us. This content was last updated on 20th July 2020.