Provision of information in writing
- presentation of records.
1.If parties have agreed to conduct a transaction by electronic means and a law requires that a contract or other record relating to the transaction be in writing, the legal effect, validity or enforceability of the contract or other record may be denied if an electronic record of the contract or other record is not in a form that is capable of being retained and accurately reproduced for later reference by all parties or other persons who are entitled to retain the contract or record.
2.If a law other than this chapter requires a record to be posted or displayed in a certain manner, to be sent, communicated or transmitted by a specified method or to contain information that is formatted in a certain manner, the following rules apply:
(a)The record must be posted or displayed in the manner specified in the other law.
(b)Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of subsection 6, the record must be sent, communicated or transmitted by the method specified in the other law.
(c)The record must contain the information formatted in the manner specified in the other law.
3.If a sender inhibits the ability of a recipient to store or print an electronic record, the electronic record is not enforceable against the recipient.
4.A requirement that a notice be in writing is not satisfied by providing or delivering the notice electronically if the notice is a notice of:
(a)The cancellation or termination of service by a public utility;
(b)Default, acceleration, repossession, foreclosure or eviction, or the right to cure, under a credit agreement secured by, or a rental agreement for, a primary residence of a natural person;
(c)The cancellation or termination of a policy of health insurance, benefits received pursuant to a policy of health insurance or benefits received pursuant to a policy of life insurance, excluding annuities; or
(d)The recall of a product, or material failure of a product, that risks endangering the health or safety of a person.
5.A requirement that a document be in writing is not satisfied by providing or delivering the document electronically if the document is required to accompany any transportation or handling of hazardous materials, pesticides, or other toxic or dangerous materials.
6.The requirements of this section may not be varied by agreement, but:
(a)To the extent a law other than this chapter requires that a contract or other record relating to a transaction be in writing but permits that requirement to be varied by agreement, the provisions of subsection 1 concerning the denial of the legal effect, validity or enforceability of a contract or other record relating to a transaction may also be varied by agreement; and
(b)A requirement under a law other than this chapter to send, communicate or transmit a record by first-class mail, postage prepaid, regular United States mail, may be varied by agreement to the extent permitted by the other law.
Section 719.250 — Provision of information in writing; presentation of records.,