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Securing form and Electronic Signature

Thread began 9/21/2011 12:10 pm by Paul | Last modified 9/22/2011 11:51 am by Jason Byrnes | 685 views | 3 replies |

Paul

Securing form and Electronic Signature

I am putting a Credit Application on our website for people to fill out and email to us. Obviously, it has personal information. To secure the email transmission, do I just need to put the form in an https folder?

Is there any Webassist extension, or a part of CSS Form Builder that allows for an Electronic Signature of some sort?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Email is a very insecure way of sending information.

the only thing an SSL will secure is the site visitors connection to the Web Server.

Once the email is complied it is sent to the SMTP server, then the SMTP server relay's the message to the recipient, when the message is sent to the SMTP server, it will no longer be under the SSL layer.

Sensitive information should never be sent through email.

A credit application gets into some tricky waters as far as the web and electronic data transfer is concerned.

If you want to do this electronically, you will need to ensure that your server and database meet PCI Compliance standards.

the credit application information would be stored to a table in your database with the sensitive information stored using an encrypted format. to accomplish this will take a high level of web server, MySQL, PHP and PCI Compliance knowledge.

It would be easier to offer a printable pdf credit application and have them use standard snail mail to send it back to you.

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Paul

Jason,

Thanks for the long explanation. I should have reported back yesterday about our internal outcome. It seems that our CFO was given bad information, and didn't listen to me. I spent 3 1/2 hours building the form and I finally went face-to-face with him and said "How are they going to sign this thing?". We called our attorney and the attorney said NO FORM, just put it up on the website as a PDF that they can fill in online, print out and fax to us.

Done.

Thanks for your feedback and sorry to have wasted your time.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  We called our attorney and the attorney said NO FORM, just put it up on the website as a PDF that they can fill in online, print out and fax to us.  



Good job on calling the attorney, smart move and one I fear not enough people make.

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