All About Digital Signatures
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a digital signature?
A digital signature refers to a set of algorithms and encryption protections used to determine the authenticity of a document or software.
In simpler terms, a digital signature is a complicated way to verify that a document hasn’t been tampered with during transit between sender and signer.
Are eSignatures secure?
HelloSign provides electronic signatures. HelloSign electronic signatures are legally binding and protected with bank-level security. By and large, anyone requesting or signing a document is using an electronic signature. Our security ensures that all documents are kept secure and protected. These security features include:
Secure data storage
Audit-trails with time stamps
Features like two-factor authentication
You can read more about the legality and security of electronic signatures here.
How do HelloSign electronic signatures work?
HelloSign electronic signatures allow you to legally sign documents online, send signature requests to others for signing, and track the progress of any document. Here are just some of the places you’ll see electronic signatures used:
NDAs and release forms
Vendor paperwork and other complicated applications
Proposals and sales contracts
Happy users of HelloSign’s electronic signatures include the BBB, Samsung, and Twitter.
Digital signature vs. electronic signature
While most people use the terms interchangeably, there is a difference between the two. An electronic signature refers to a protected and legally binding online signature. A digital signature refers to a complicated method for authenticating a document.
For the most part, people are looking for an electronic signature when they’re searching for digital signatures.