sign a contract online

Rik Van Lier
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Hi,

as an service company we need to let our customers sign new contracts every week. for the moment those contracts are paper based.

is there a good way to put this contract online? i mean that the customer can read this online and then sign the contract digitally?

so we can email the contract out and let the customer sign online.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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If you wish to do this each week, I would ask them to have an account with a user name or email address (your choice), then an access password, and then a PIN code unique to them that they could apply to the agreement.

If you do this, it seems unlikely you would need to have them sign it (weekly). Just email them the contract.

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i mean that every week we have NEW customers that need to sign a contract. i do not want to email this because they have to print, sign, scan and email this....

this needs to be digital.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
So then use the approach I suggested online with passwords and a PIN and adapt to what you want. The email part I said was just to give them a copy, not to have it signed. I have seen lots of pure online forms and have provided and outline. Just adapt it.
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If you ever have to take a contract to court, it is likely that the court will find it unenforceable unless it is paper and was signed by both parties with physical signatures.  Commercial law still operates as though the world is still in the 1700s and 1800s.  In some states contracts must also be witnessed and/or notarized.  Electronic verification of legal documents is rarely acceptable in court, if only because the judge will not understand the underlying issues.

It does no good to have an unenforceable contract.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
It depends on jurisdiction. Digital contracts are gaining acceptance here.

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