Modern Protection Supplements or Substitutes Notary Services

Many people have historically used a notary to provide and enhance legal protection: turning documents into evidence.


A notary is: a witness to a person's presence and that they voluntarily applied their signature to a specific document.


A notary is not: a witness to the contents of your document; for example, they don't read each page of the document.


Now, using modern methods, the local notary method may be replaced or updated with an e-TimeStamp where the complete contents of a computer file can be authenticated; for the cost of $.40.

e-TimeStamp provides unequivocal proof that the contents of any computer file existed at a point-in-time and have not changed since that time. The digital stamp is virtually impossible to forge. A single e-TimeStamp can handle 1-1000 or more pages right from your computer - verifying the exact contents. The paper forms and cost associated with a notary is just old-fashioned for proving data authentication. 

Learn how this protection applies to your business:

Digital timestamp services are not regulated by governement authorities and are not always a substitute for a traditional notary. Please review our information about meeting legal standards for using electronic records as legal evidence.

What types of files can be timestamped?
Does an e-TimeStamp meet the legal standard for using electronic records as legal evidence?
Are the contents of my file kept confidential during timestamping?