of the inSign signature
What is the legal binding force of the electronic signature?
A detailed audit protocol and the confirmed email address/SMS number serve as proof.
In addition to the signature image, biometric data is recorded and attached to the PDF in encrypted form. By means of an expert opinion, the signature can be assigned to a person and thus proven valid.
An identity check takes place before the first signature. Thus, the signature is provable, as it can be mapped to the signatory.
How do I recognize if my document has been tampered with?
Should the document have been subsequently altered, this will be labelled with a red x and with the following annotation: ‘This signature is invalid. The documents were altered or damaged after the signature was added.’ If the symbol is green, everything is okay.
How to recognize a genuine inSign document?
Select under the menu item “View” – “Navigation Panes” – “Signatures”. Open your document in Adobe Reader. Click the signature field, then “Signature properties” followed by “Display signatory’s certificate”. The “Summary” tab should display any of the following certificates:
If you use “Foxit Reader”, you can proceed in the same way as you would using Adobe. Click the signature field, then “Signature properties” followed by “View certificate”.
Unfortunately, the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browser viewers cannot display any certificate information. Therefore, it cannot be verified if the document is a genuine inSign document.
Please note: All documents containing a certificate issued before 06/12/2019 will be marked with the status “UNKNOWN”. Most documents that contain a certificate issued after 12/06/2019 will be marked with the status “VALID”. The status depends on whether the certificate used is based on a ROOT certificate listed on the EUTL (European Trust List). The biometric data is stored in the PDF document correctly in both cases.