The Legality of e-signatures

Equivalent to traditional signatures

Contracts signed using Assently have the same legal validity and enforceability as traditional contracts. Our technology is fully compliant with EU and US e-signature legislative acts, which confirm the legality of electronic signatures. You can be confident when using Assently for your business agreements.The solution is compliant with:

  • eIDAS, Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Lag (2000:832) om kvalificerade elektroniska signaturer (Signaturlagen)
  • The EU Directive for Electronic Signatures (1999/93/EC)
  • US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN Act)
  • US Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)

The solution allows you to choose the best e-signature for each situation. The strongest method of signing in the EU is the certificate based e-ID, but its not the only method that is legally binding. In fact, its important to know that agreements with few exceptions are valid regardless of form – be it an oral agreement, a traditional written agreement or a digital agreement. Sign using e-ID, two factor SMS or touch signature.In the event of a legal dispute concerning an agreement, it can be very important to be able to prove what was signed, and under which circumstances a party entered into the agreement. The presenting of evidence in Sweden is controlled by the principle of free production of evidence. This gives the parties in civil cases a right to refer to any evidence, without any requirements regarding its conception.If you have any questions about the legality, feel free to contact us at information we can provide as an independent third party gives you a strong evidentiary mode compared to the information available with a traditional signing of an agreement without witnesses.

Evidence saved with each signature

Time and date IP-address
Fingerprint of the document (SHA2-512) Fingerprint of the case (SHA2-512)
Role 1 Organizational commitment 1
Swedish Personal Identity Number 2 eID signature 2
Phone number 3 Code of signature 3
Vector signatur 4

1 Optional, if specified by the issuer

2 Evidence for e-ID

3 Evidence for SMS signatures

4 Evidence for touch signatures