Security & Compliance
Under Australian and New Zealand law, a written signature is not necessarily required for a valid contract. Contracts are generally considered valid if legally competent parties reach an agreement, whether they agree verbally, electronically or in a physical paper document.
The Electronic Transactions Act in the Commonwealth, States and Territories of Australia specifically confirm that provided certain requirements are met, and a relevant exception does not apply, contracts cannot be denied enforceability merely because they are concluded electronically.
Digital signature providers can provide electronic records that are admissible in evidence under Australian and New Zealand law to support the existence, authenticity and valid acceptance of a contract.
Annature complies with the requirements outlined in the following legislations: