E-Contract Law & Legal Definition

E-contract is any kind of contract formed in the course of e-commerce by the interaction of two or more individuals using electronic means, such as e-mail, the interaction of an individual with an electronic agent, such as a computer program, or the interaction of at least two electronic agents that are programmed to recognize the existence of a contract. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act provides rules regarding the formation, governance, and basic terms of an e-contract. Traditional contract principles and remedies also apply to e-contracts. This is also known as electronic contract.