2014 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 26 - Notaries Public and Acknowledgements
SECTION 26-6-100. Change or error in transmission of electronic record; circumstances under which effect may be avoided; applicability of other law.

SC Code § 26-6-100 (2014) What's This?

(A) If a change or error occurs in the transmission of an electronic record between parties to a transaction:

(1) the conforming party may avoid the effect of the changed or erroneous electronic record, if the parties have agreed to use a security procedure to detect changes or errors and one party has conformed to the procedure but the other party has not and the nonconforming party would have detected the change or error had he also conformed;

(2) an individual may avoid the effect of an electronic record that resulted from an error made by the individual in dealing with the electronic agent of another person if the electronic agent did not provide an opportunity for the prevention or correction of the error and, at the time the individual learns of the error, the individual:

(a) promptly notifies the other person of the error and that the individual did not intend to be bound by the electronic record received by the other person;

(b) takes reasonable steps, including steps that conform to the reasonable instructions of the other person, to return or destroy, as instructed, the consideration received as a result of the erroneous electronic record; and

(c) has not used or received any benefit or value from the consideration received from the other person.

(B) If subsection (A) does not apply, the change or error has the effect provided by other law, including the law of mistake, and the parties' contract, if any.

(C) The provisions of subsections (A)(2) and (B) shall not be varied by agreement.

HISTORY: 2004 Act No. 279, Section 1.

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