Aspire Wealth Management has decided to go green by embracing technology in the form of QuicklySign. QuicklySign will allow you to sign documents online without having to print or scan any documents. You will be able to sign documents from your cell phone, tablet/iPad or computer.
Questions you might have regarding QuicklySign answered here for your peace of mind:
1. Are e-signatures legal?
Yes, not only are e-signatures legal but with the introduction of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act in 2002, the government is placing emphasis on electronic communication and digital contracting.
Legislation defining electronic signatures and digital contracting has been adopted, and South African authorities followed suit and paved the way for digital contracting through the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.
QuicklySign consults with both Marlon Shevelew and Associates and Michalson's and Associates, to ensure all our legal requirements are met according to legislation.
• ECTA (Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002)
• Section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act
• Section 1 (12) of the Companies Act.
2. Is QuicklySign a valid e-signature provider?
Yes, the technology must meet the following requirements from the definition of an electronic signature in section 1 of the ECT Act to qualify:
It must involve two sets of data:
• Those sets of data must be related to one another.
• The signatory must have intended the relationship between the sets of data to be their signature.
QuicklySign provides legally valid electronic signatures, because:
• It takes one set of data in the form of the signatory's typed signature, uploaded signature or drawn signature and/or initials and relates it to another by embedding it in a set of data in the form of a PDF document that is required to be signed.
• It also tracks the process from when you upload the document, the signatory signs the document, to when the signatory receives a copy of the signed document and gives you a process report that you can show to others (which proves that the signatory intended their typed signature or initials embedded in the document to be their signature).
We would like to take this opportunity to please advise all our clients to keep a look out for any emails from QuicklySign when expecting a document from Aspire for future reference.
by Grace van Zyl