I've decided to ask this question here, as there is no better StackExchange site to ask and it's also not that much off-topic for OnStartups.
I'm from Europe and I signed (by email) IT service contract+NDA with a California-based corporation (Inc.). The contract can be terminated by "written notice". That term is not defined in the contract, so I suppose that California and/or federal law applies.
I scanned the statutes listed here, California Civil Code, rougly took a look at monstrous California UCC and although I think that written notice by email should be perfectly ok, I'm lost at the whole matter, especially that I'm used to continental law, not codified common law.
The federal "Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act" legislation says it's OK unless (...) UCC is involved, UCC seems to not cover my case, and California Civil code says that written contract should be changed in writing, but also that using electroning means is ok if both parties agrees on that
- are written notices by email enforceable?
- if they are not not - what's the best way to send such notice from EU to USA? I know about certified mail, but I haven't found any option to send it to from outside the US. Would it be enough if I used the "normal" international registered mail and they just confirmed me by email that they received the notice?