eSignatures are an exciting part of the Kin platform. The feature lets our customers seamlessly onboard employees in one place. It’s now as simple as uploading a form, dropping fields an employee needs to fill out, and sending it to them. The employee receives the paperwork, fills it out and eSigns it within Kin, and sends it right back for review and/or final sign-off.

As with all emerging technology, there are a few questions that come along with the ability to not touch pen to paper. Let’s walk through the legalities of eSignatures. As always, if you have any additional questions after reading this post, feel free to send us a quick e-mail.

Electronic signatures are legally binding

Kin eSignatures feature allows for users to eSign any/all paperwork and contract needs within our system. Kin eSignatures comply with the requirements in the U.S. Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act and the European Union eIDAS regarding electronic signatures and transmissions.

eSignatures are valid and legally binding in many of the countries around the world. Ink slows people down, and by allowing for eSignatures, we can help create a more efficient, fast-paced workplace.

When you’re checking out eSignature providers, there are six different things you should be aware of. Let’s walk through them all:

Signature Authentication

Kin through its eSignature solution authenticates document signers so you know who is signing your documents when. Any person who is signing a document through Kin must have login information to Kin, or have received an email asking for a signature. All Kin user information is encrypted, including usernames and passwords. We also prevent others from accessing your account by imposing automated session time-outs.

Signature Affixation

Every eSignature within Kin is affixed to the paperwork. When you request a signature, Kin automatically creates an audit trail cover page that attaches itself to the document being signed. The audit trail contains a globally unique identifier, which shows who signed a document and when.

Contract Authenticity

Kin holds information security in the highest regard. We keep all paperwork secure and prevent any type of tampering during and after the signing process. If you ever need to prove there was no tampering between the documents before and after eSignature, we can provide you with two unique document records.

Court-Admissible Transactions Log

Whenever Kin eSignatures are used, it creates a comprehensive transaction trail between signing parties. We track and timestamp various information from the moment the document is submitted for signature to when it is completely signed and secured.

Secure Records

Kin takes all information it holds seriously. The information you allow us to keep is highly sensitive and protected with SSL encryption. To learn more about our security measures, check out more information here.

Any Platform Solution

Kin is a universally accessible solution. All you need to access Kin is an internet connection and a major web browser. This means that almost anyone you request an eSignature from can access the document and do so. You can also easily download and access paperwork processed through Kin, as all documents are saved to your account in PDF format.