electronic signature
n.
An electronic symbol, sound, or process that can be used by a person to verify that he or she is taking the step of signing a record or document, such as by keying in a personal identification number or clicking a box to accept the terms and conditions of a website; also called a digital signature.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


electronic signature
A paperless method of entering into an electronic contract. Under the Electronic Signatures Act, enacted in 2000, electronic contracts (with a few exceptions) are as enforceable as those executed on paper. The law does not specify an approved method of signing electronic agreements and various methods have been improvised including clicking an "I Accept" button, typing "Yes," typing in a name, or using a "key" to encrypt (scramble) information that uniquely identifies the signer.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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