Looking for help on signing contracts online? Well, thankfully, the process isn’t going to be too difficult. On this page, we want to walk you through absolutely everything that you need to know about the process, as well as a bit of information on who you should ask if you have any issues.
How Do You Sign Contracts Online?
The process will be dependent on the company that has sent you the contract.
In order for a digital contract to be legally valid, the company must provide you with instructions on signing the contract. This includes the hardware and software that you need. However, in most cases, this is just going to be something that you can use to access emails and an internet connection.
Follow the instructions. The process will likely be as follows:
- Click the link supplied in the email
- Read through the contract
- Select a ‘tick box’ at the end of the contract. You may also have to type your name and date.
- Hit ‘save’ or ‘send’. Some digital contracts may even save automatically.
Remember, once you have signed the contract, it is legally valid. The ball will now be in the court of the business for them to provide you with whatever you just signed for!
What Should You Do If the Digital Contract Doesn’t Load on Your Computer?
The first thing that you can do is try a different internet browser. A lot of the time, it is down to a problem in the browser. Alternatively, you can try a different computer. Most digital contracts can also be signed on tablet computers and cellphones, providing you have access to the link.
If you have tried multiple ways to access the digital contract and nothing seems to be working, then you should get in touch with the company that sent you the digital contract. They may be able to help you.
Most problems can be resolved. The business that sent you the contract wants you to sign that contract as much as you want to sign it, so they will always be there to help sign online.
What Should You Do If You Do Not Understand the Contract?
If you do not understand sections of the contract that you have been sent, or the contract doesn’t seem to line up with what you have been told, then do not sign the contract. This is important.
Digitally signed contracts are just as legally valid as your standard paper signed contract. So, if you sign something and you are a little bit confused by the contract, you will have essentially agreed to something that you do not understand. This probably isn’t going to play out well in court if you end up having an issue with the contract.
If you fail to understand something, then get in touch with the company that sent you the contract as soon as possible. They will walk you through anything that may seem a little bit confusing. This will help to ensure that you get the contract signed sooner as opposed to later!
So, there you have it. Everything that you need to know about getting help when signing a contract online. For the most part, you will just need to get in touch with the company that sent the contract. They have a legal requirement to help you out. If you are still struggling to sign the contract, then most companies will be more than happy to mail you a contract that you will be able to sign. Although, this will be slower so you are eliminating one of the major benefits of signing online contracts in the first place!