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Are electronic contracts and signatures legally binding?
Are electronic contracts and signatures legally binding?

How Studio Ninja's contracts meet common requirements for legality.

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Written by Yuan Wang
Updated over a week ago

Electronic contracts and signatures are legally binding in many countries around the world, including Australia and the United Kingdom.

That said, every country has its own laws and regulations, so we recommend that you check your local guidelines for the legality of electronic contracts and signatures.

Features of Studio Ninja contracts

Here are the features in Studio Ninja's contracts that help meet common requirements for legality:

  • Your client(s) can affix their signatures to the electronic contract.

  • You can and should countersign the contract.

  • A copy of the contract is sent to both parties after signing.

  • You can download an Audit Log of every contract from your Studio Ninja account that shows:

    • Date and timestamps of events. This tracks activities such as when the contract was sent and when it was signed by you or your client.

    • IP addresses of signing parties. This tracks your client's IP address when they sign the contract.

    • Email address of the recipient. This tracks the identity of your client when they affix their electronic signature to the contract.

Using sample contract templates

While you can begin drafting your contracts using Studio Ninja's sample contract templates, please customise them according to your own business needs and local regulations. There may be specific terms required for a contract to be legally binding in your country.

Our sample contracts were created by the Australia Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and are not suitable for use outside Australia.

We highly recommend that you seek legal advice and make sure your contract terms and conditions have been reviewed by a qualified legal professional.

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