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5 Legal Things to Know for Selling Online

Amazon. Ebay. Etsy. Poshmark. Digital marketplaces have made it overwhelmingly simple to sell things online. Opening an Etsy shop is as easy as clicking a button, providing some information, payment, and then you’re on your way! Etsy handles the legal regulations on that end, as do the other examples listed above. But what happens when you are the one responsible for what happens when you sell online?  

Topics: Tips and Best Practices

Why you need a clickwrap API

So we’ve already been over how a clickwrap API works, but why would you ever need one? Is that really a question? Clickwrap APIs are the best things ever, duh. No but really, what makes someone wake up in the morning and think, “Yes today I need a clickwrap API embedded into my website!” People don’t think that, which has proven to be a problem.

Topics: All About PactSafe Clickwraps

PactSafe partners with CONTRIB to launch eSignatures.com as a resource for small businesses and consumers.

As part of its continual effort to reduce the pain and stress involved in the contracting process, PactSafe has partnered with Contrib to launch eSignatures.com today to help everyday small businesses and consumers send and sign contracts on a free or pay-as-you-go basis. eSignatures.com’s registration-free process allows individuals to upload contracts, add signatures, and send contracts -- all without the red tape and hassle of dealing with signing up for a service or downloading an app.

Topics: eSignature

4 Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You Love Google Drive Even More

This is a weekly series to help you get to know your computer/apps better by learning the shortcuts that help you move faster across or within the apps you know and love. It takes practice, but habit forming shortcut usage can add up to days worth of time savings in a year.

Topics: Tips and Best Practices

How does a clickwrap API work?

The complex world of software engineering is a fascinating one. The precision required to build out any feature for an app or website takes an army of developers and a lot of time. When it comes to wanting a clickable agreement on your website and automatic digital recordkeeping, that also has to be built. Don’t want to build it? There’s a clickwrap API for that.

Topics: Modifying Website Legal Clickwraps

Hey, Developers! PactSafe just got easier to integrate.

The core of our customer base are developers at companies of all sizes—they are the folks in the trenches writing the code that businesses rely on for all sorts of business purposes. That's why making PactSafe easy to integrate has been a huge focus for us from day one. Today, I'm excited to announce that we've taken huge strides to make those integrations even easier with the launch of our Node.js SDK and Java SDK, an OAuth 2 authorization flow, and the Beta release of our PactSafe for Zapier integration.

Topics: For Developers Developer Stuff

DraftKings' & FanDuel's Terms of Service Still Have Weaknesses

Since we last discussed fantasy football, we looked at DraftKings and FanDuel who had faced a number of lawsuits back in 2015 resulting in a federal inquiry. On top of the lawsuits suggesting fraud, negligence, false advertising and more, the fantasy sports moguls had Terms and Conditions binding users to even more provisions in which the validity and enforceability of the terms was questionable. Companies like Safeway and Zappos have been thumped in class action lawsuits because they failed to follow best practices for display and tracking that left their Terms of Use unenforceable. Pending additional lawsuits, it looks as if these fantasy sports sites could be candidates for similar accusations.

Topics: Modifying Website Legal Clickwraps Tips and Best Practices Why Most Sites Do It Wrong

5 Slack Shortcuts to Pump Up Communication and Productivity

This is a weekly series to help you get to know your computer/apps better by learning the shortcuts that help you move faster across or within the apps you know and love. It takes practice, but habit forming shortcut usage can add up to days worth of time savings in a year.

Topics: Weekly Shortcuts

Announcing: PactSafe for Startups

Today we are excited to announce a brand new offering: PactSafe for Startups. View the original press release here.

Topics: PactSafe News

July Release: Filter requests, new signers view, and add images to contracts, and more

This month's release brings tons of amazing updates to improve creating, sending, and finding the contracts you need to track within PactSafe. We've added the ability to filter your signature requests, add images & tables to your contracts, add dynamic values to your clickwrap contracts, customize how you export, and other improvements to your experience.

Topics: Product Releases