An electronic signature is, like its paper equivalent, a legal concept. According to the U.S Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, an e-signature is an "electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a person with the intent to sign a record."
Digital signature is a type of electronic signature. Digital signatures leverage a type of encryption called public key infrastructure (PKI) to associate a signer with a document and to protect the signed document. When you sign a document with a digital signature, the signature links a “fingerprint” of the document to your identity. Then that information is permanently embedded into the document, and the document will show if someone comes in and tries to tamper with it after you’ve signed it. Digital signatures provide an extra level of security by using technology that encrypts the signature and ensures that the person signing is who they say they are.
In short, digital signatures guarantee that an electronic document is authentic.
Keep in mind, both electronic signature and digital signature are legally binding.
How to enable digital signature?
At WaiverForever, we support both traditional electronic signature and digital signature. To enable digital signature, you will need to:
- Enable digital signature under Security tab of your account settings page.
- Download and trust our Certificate Authority (CA) root certificate.
- You can download our CA certificate at here.
- If you are using Adobe Reader as your PDF viewer.
- Go to preference -> Signatures -> Identities & Trusted Certificates -> More...
- Trusted Certificates -> Import
- Select our root ca certificate file your just downloaded -> select it -> select the certificate again in the bottom box -> click Trust...
- Make sure to check "Use this certificate as a trusted root.
Once you have added our CA certificate, you should be able to see a green check mark on every signed waiver file. It will look like this.