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Digital signatures replace wet ink signatures and can be used to seal professional plans

Use digital signing and sealing to replace wet ink signatures and create non-repudiable, legally binding documents.  Digital signing allows agencies and organizations to streamline signature and approval processes, eliminate paper and establish an audit trail.  This audit trail adds to the integrity of the digital signing process by providing documentary evidence of the sequence of signing activities that took place. 

A digital signature can also be configured to incorporate an official digital seal to replace the traditional stamped or embossed seal that requires a wet ink signature. This functionality allows digital signing and sealing to be used by federal, state and local agencies as well as the engineers, architects, surveyors and others who transact with these agencies. Anyone with a need to digitally sign and seal plans and other documents can benefit from digital signing and sealing. 

Digital signatures can also be used to sign email communications, reassuring the recipient that the sender is actually you. Digital signing of documents and email is the best way to ensure that the digital media remains intact, protecting the overall integrity of the document or email.

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) enacted June 30, 2000 is a U.S. federal law that facilitates the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by insuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically.  Former President Bill Clinton used an IdenTrust digital certificate to approve the ESIGN ACT.

Use IdenTrust digital certificates to sign and seal documents and professional plans

Overview of Digital Signing and Sealing

Overview of Digital Signing and Sealing

Gain an understanding of digital signing and sealing

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Electronic Signing vs. Digital Signing

Electronic Signing vs. Digital Signing

Important distinctions between electronic and digital signatures

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Using Professional Digital Seals

Using Professional Digital Seals

Professional seals can be used in conjunction with digital signatures

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Federal Bridge Certified Certificates

Federal Bridge Certified Certificates

Learn about the types of IGC certificates used for digital signing

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Simplify the submission of plans and other documents to government agencies

Sample Seal

Many federal, state and local agencies now require digital signing and sealing on electronic plan and document submissions. IdenTrust issues certificates under the IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) program, a policy that is Federal Bridge Cross-Certified and proprietary to IdenTrust. Federal Bridge certified certificates are accepted government agencies and are ideal for digital signing and sealing documents that are required by these agencies.

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