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Is it legal to use Autenti?

Yes! Signing documents via Autenti is fully compliant with Polish and European law.

Using the Autenti platform makes it possible to conclude legally binding contract. The Civil Code requires the submission of unanimous declarations of will of the parties in order to conclude a contract. A declaration of will can be expressed by any behavior that sufficiently expresses the declarant's will. This should also involve disclosing the will in electronic form and clicking the "Sign" command.

Autenti offers the following possibilities, depending on what type of signature is required:

  • Electronic signature / Autenti e-signature - for documents that do not require a written form,
  • qualified electronic signature - if a written form is required for the validity of a given document - such signature is tantamount to a handwritten signature.

According to European law, all types of electronic signatures are valid, regardless of whether they have been provided with a qualified certificate.

An electronic signature may not be denied legal effect and admissibility as evidence in legal proceedings solely on the grounds that the signature is in the electronic form or that it does not meet the requirements for qualified electronic signatures (Art. 25, section 1 of the eIDAS Regulation).

Qualified electronic signatures, on the other hand, have the effect of a handwritten signature (Art. 25, section 2 of the eIDAS Regulation).

An electronic signature submitted under a declaration of will always meets the requirement of the documentary form, which allows for the effective execution of the majority of contracts functioning in business transactions.