All About Digital Signatures

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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

  • SSL hosting

  • Audit-trails with time stamps

  • Features like two-factor authentication

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.

Who’s using HelloSign signatures?

HelloSign integrates with different companies to make signing as simple and easy as possible. We’re happy to partner with:

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