DocuSign Policies


Legality of DocuSign's electronic signatures

DocuSign eSignatures are valid and legally binding across the globe and in use in 188 countries around the world. In fact, they offer industry-leading levels of eSignature enforceability and help you comply with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act and UETA Act, as well as many other international laws and statutes including components of the European Directive 1999/93 EC on a Community Framework for Electronic Signatures, including the UK Electronic Communication Act.

Security of DocuSign's electronic signatures

DocuSign eSignatures offer bank-grade security and operations. Each electronic signature is unique, documentable, encrypted, and tamper-evident. DocuSign guarantees the confidentiality of all transactions and provides multi-faceted verification of signing events.

Availability outside the U.S.

DocuSign is the global standard for Digital Transaction Management with more than 50 million users in 188 countries around the world. Send a document from Paris, sign it in Tokyo or San Francisco and close business in minutes. With DocuSign, you can sign in any time zone, anywhere business takes you.

Language support

DocuSign offers 13 sending languages (including U.S. English) and the ability to sign documents in 43 localized languages. Information on specific languages.

Digital vs. electronic signatures

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is an electronic indication of intent to agree to or approve the contents of a document. A digital signature is a type of electronic signature. Digital signatures are based on a specific technology that enables users to ensure the authenticity of the signer and to trust that a signature is valid through the use of digital certificates and a public and private key pair.

Docusign is the only Digital Signature Certification Authority who is a signatory to the Federal ESIGN Act of 2000 and the only Electronic Signature tool that is accepted as a Digital Signature Certification Authority by the California Secretary of State.