Add a signature

What is it
Contractuo is a document and contract automation platform. In order to be able to use all aspects, users must always add their personal signature to their account. Your signature is bound to your person and can be used to sign legally binding documents. Therefore, be precise with your signature. This guide will help you understand the differences and the validity of your signature.

Who is it for
Every user.

How to add a signature

Whenever you sign a contract, this signature will be used.

There are 3 options to add a signature:

  • Upload signature: An existing PNG file that you would like to use as a signature. Or you can contact your contractuo customer success manager to help you upload a digital copy of your handwritten signature.
    Note: the second option is connected to a small service-fee.
  • Text signature: Type your name and the platform will convert it to a stylized digital signature.
  • Draw signature: Draw a signature in the platform with your cursor.

Note: When you created an account within an organization, the way of adding a signature can be limited by your administrator.

Information: A signature is a visual representation of you as a legal person. The stylized digital version of a signature is, in fact, not terribly important and only serves the role of giving document visually an official character. The platform itself has a unique string attached to your profile. This gets connected to the unique string of a document to create an entirely new unique string of characters embedded into a document as soon as you ‘sign’.

This is not visible to the user but is embedded in the code of the document and ensures that no document can ever be forged. Meaning, even if someone would utilize an exact copy of the stylized version of your signature, the software will be able to proof whether or not it was you who signed the document or not.

Upload signature

For this option, you need to have a PNG file on your computer that you would like to use as a signature.

  1. Click on ‘Upload Signature‘.
  2. Select the PNG file on your computer.
  3. Click on ‘Save‘. You’ve added a signature to your account.

Text signature

  1. Click on ‘Text Signature‘.
  2. Type your signature.
  3. Click on ‘Save’. You’ve added a signature to your account.

Draw signature

  1. Click on ‘Draw Signature‘.
  2. Draw with your mouse on the digital signature pad. Hold your mouse clicked and move it to draw. If you are not satisfied with the result, click on the red bin icon and draw again.
  3. Click on ‘Save‘. You’ve added a signature to your account.
Updated on July 24, 2023

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