All documents are encrypted, communicated over a secure SSL connection and locked from editing after they are signed. They are stored safely in the cloud and can be retrieved as .pdf file at any time to support the existence of a contract.Better Contracts
Use our advanced two-factor signature that applies a unique link issued in an email and a secure one-time password sent by SMS
Use the qualified Danish National Signature (NemID) for a minor fee
Whether a digital signature is valid depends on where you are doing business. Many legal systems do not even require written signatures for a valid contract - they are valid if both parties reach an agreement whether they agree verbally, electronically or by signing a piece of paper. However, sometimes evidence is needed in court to prove your case, so we always recommend using a written signature.
Because it is faster and better for the environment. By signing digitally, our customers say that we save them up to 45 minutes work per contract, spare them unnecessary paperwork and secure they have there contracts returned with a signature within maximum 24 hours after being sent.
It is important for us that we have a quick and seamless digital signature that is easy to use without compromising security and legal validity. Visit the Help Center to learn how it works in practice.
Yes. The first electronic signature directive was published by the European Commission at the end of 1999. Because it was directive and not a regulation — many European countries interpreted the law in their own ways, which became a patchwork of different laws. Some EU members adopted very strict laws and others made it more liberal. Also, the members of the European Union did not recognize each other's electronic signature laws. That caused a lot of confusion and The European Union could not move forward towards a united solution.
Everything changed when in 2011, the European Commission decided to repair the law and create a united European digital market. After reviewing the Electronic Signature laws in European Union countries, in 2014 the European Commission adopted a new regulation termed eIDAS. The goal of the new law was to ensure security and confidence in Electronic signature, therefore creating mutual Electronic signature recognition system through all the members of the European Union. eIDAS regulation took effect on July 2016 meaning that it is not directive for interpretations and modifications. It is a single standard regulation which is effective in 28 European Union member states and Switzerland. Read more about what the European Union writes about it here.
Yes. Since the passage of the United States Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act in 2000, digital signatures have been legal in every state where federal law applies. When it does not, most states in the United States have adopted the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act. It means that a contract or signature “may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form”. Read more here.
There are basically three types of digital signatures:
Simple electronic signatures are basic electronic data that is logically associated with other electronic data and used as a signatory. For example, you could use your name to sign an email. That would be a simple signature.
Advanced electronic signatures are uniquely linked to and capable of identifying the signatory. They are also linked to documents in a way that any subsequent change of the data is detectable. An example is Contractbook’s digital signature where a contract is signed by using an email and a unique code received in an SMS.
Qualified Electronic Signatures are advanced electronic signatures that are created by a qualified signature creation devices, based on a qualified certificate for electronic signatures. The Danish NemID is qualified by Denmark and so NemID is an example of a qualified signature.
For more information, read what the European Union writes about it here.
Our two-factor signature is an advanced electronic signature. However, you can also use Danish NemID for a minor fee. NemID is a qualified electronic signature.
It really depends on what type of document you have to sign. Signing with the Contractbook signature is cheapest and easiest. It is sufficient in most cases, however, Danish law requires certain documents to be signed using NemID.
We are currently working hard to have a universal Qualified Electronic Signature solution in the first half of 2020. Reach out if you have a specific question relating to specific countries, here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trees absorb and store CO₂ from the atmosphere which makes forestation an efficient way to fight climate change. We plant a tree for every 100th digital signature on our platform to support the planet.