A company may apply an electronic seal on a contract before sending it out for signature, to certify the integrity and origin of documents.
E-Sign now offers electronic seals to certify the integrity and origin of documents. For example, a company may apply an electronic seal on a contract before sending it out for signature.
Electronic Seals can be applied on behalf of legal persons, such as organisations or institutions. For example, an organisation can use electronic seals to certify the origin of payslips or contracts.
You can add electronic seals to your documents provided you are on the Business Pro or Enterprise plan.
Even though they both rely on digital certificates, electronic seals and electronic signatures address different use cases in Europe, under the eIDAS regulation. An electronic signature can be used only by an individual to sign documents, such as contracts and applications.
However, electronic seals are used by (entities)—including organisations and governments—to show evidence of origin and integrity of documents.
With EU Advanced Electronic seals, a sender with the necessary user permissions, can add electronic seals to be applied to the document in the specified order in the workflow. An envelope can contain both electronic seals and electronic signatures if required.
To add an electronic seals to the content of your documents, you can add a visual representation of your electronic seal and place it at the desired location on your document.
Electronic seals can only be applied and used by the author of the document. The image of your digital seal can be uploaded from your account settings.
Once the image of your digital has been uploaded, you can then drag and drop the seal image placeholder onto the document preview page.
A seal can be applied when only the author is signing the document or in a co-sign flow.
Each electronic seal that is applied to a PDF document is characterised by a digital certificate. Its visual representation is the image which has been uploaded in the account settings.
Seals certificates are shown in its signature properties. When a user displays such a PDF document, one can notice the presence of the electronic seal by displaying the signature details.