Companies use contracts to create agreements with each other and with clients. Recorded, signed contracts are essential to ensure both parties uphold the agreed-upon terms. When all the details are laid out and signed, it’s easy for each party to know their rights and responsibilities.
Power PDF provides an efficient way for businesses to create and sign agreements digitally. We examine why electronic signatures are sufficient to ensure legitimacy, how a third party can verify the validity of digital signatures, and how Power PDF gives businesses the chance to safely come to legally-binding agreements without ever having to meet face to face.
The Changing World of Commerce
For centuries, governments have fulfilled a regulatory role to resolve disagreements between corporations. Businesses create agreements with each other, but without a governing body to give contracts legal authority, these agreements can’t be enforced. It’s important to confirm a contract’s legitimacy, and historically, physical signatures on paper documents have served that purpose. In the modern world, businesses need faster ways to settle contracts.
Despite the need for speed, some difficulties prevent instant messaging and email communications from being legitimate alternatives. Email addresses can be spoofed, and instant messages lack any proper identification. Ultimately, you never know who is on the other end, and relying on an untraceable communication is a recipe for legal trouble. PDFs that use digital signatures for authentication convey a legitimacy that is otherwise impossible for digital documents.
Legal Ramifications of Using Digital Signatures
Electronic signatures are, in essence, pictures of signatures. Images of signatures that appear on documents are helpful, but don’t offer authentication. For a digital format to genuinely serve as a form of authentication, it must also confirm the identity of those who complete it and a verifiable “chain of custody”.
Power PDF verifies the author’s signature and traces its “chain of custody”. This kind of authentication ensures your digital signatures create legal PDF forms such as business agreements and employment contracts. Use Power PDF to ensure the identity of the recipient through password protection or network credentials, then confirm the document remained unaltered between the time when the recipient signed it, and you received it.
When you can prove both the authenticity and unaltered quality of a PDF, you can rely on it for business agreements. Power PDF protects your interests and ensures that you have all the necessary legal backing for any agreement. Even if your clients don’t use Power PDF, you can grant them access to securely sign any PDF-based contract that you create using the DocuSign feature. This feature guarantees the authenticity of any signature by associating it with a digital certificate.
Use Power PDF to Work with Your Legal PDFs Safely
Power PDF combines the benefits of security and ease of use. Creating contracts is an intuitive, straightforward process, and your clients will immediately understand how to sign your agreements securely. Due to this simplicity of use, your business can begin using Power PDF to your advantage immediately after installation.
Whether you’re a small firm that’s just getting started or a larger company with dozens or hundreds of employees, Power PDF scales to suit your needs without charging exorbitant rates for licenses. You can choose between our basic, premium, and enterprise packages. Get full access to the legal PDF protections that Power PDF provides by securing your license now.
Those who want to explore the numerous features that Power PDF offers can try it for a 15-day trial period at no charge. Install Power PDF and discover how it improves the way your business works with PDFs and secures agreements with your clients. Our experienced sales team is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the security features and functions of Power PDF. Contact us for additional information today.