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§ 15-102. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 12A. Commercial CodeEffective: November 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 12a. Commercial Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 15. Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 1, 2019
12A Okl.St.Ann. § 15-102
§ 15-102. Definitions
In this act:1
(1) “Agreement” means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations, and procedures given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction.
(2) “Automated transaction” means a transaction conducted or performed, in whole or in part, by electronic means or electronic records, in which the acts or records of one or both parties are not reviewed by an individual in the ordinary course in forming a contract, performing under an existing contract, or fulfilling an obligation required by the transaction.
(3) “Certification authority” means a person who issues a certificate for a digital signature.
(4) “Computer program” means a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in an information processing system in order to bring about a certain result.
(5) “Contract” means the total legal obligation resulting from the parties' agreement as affected by this act and other applicable law.
(6) “Digital signature” means a type of electronic signature consisting of a transformation of an electronic message using an asymmetric crypto system such that a person having the initial message and the signer's public key can accurately determine whether:
(A) The transformation was created using the private key that corresponds to the signer's public key; and
(B) The initial message has not been altered since the transformation was made.
(7) “Electronic” means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities.
(8) “Electronic agent” means a computer program or an electronic or other automated means used independently to initiate an action or respond to electronic records or performances in whole or in part, without review or action by an individual.
(9) “Electronic record” means a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means. A record or contract that is secured through blockchain technology is considered to be in an electronic form and to be an electronic record.
(10) “Electronic signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. A signature that is secured through blockchain technology is considered to be in an electronic form and to be an electronic signature.
(11) “Governmental agency” means an executive, legislative, or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution, or instrumentality of the federal government or of a state or of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision of a state.
(12) “Information” means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases, or the like.
(13) “Information processing system” means an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying, or processing information.
(14) “Message” means a digital representation of information.
(15) “Person” means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity.
(16) “Record” means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
(17) “Registered certification authority” means a certification authority who is registered with the Secretary and has been certified by the Secretary as meeting the standards set forth by regulation.
(18) “Secretary” means the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
(19) “Security procedure” means a procedure employed for the purpose of verifying that an electronic signature, record, or performance is that of a specific person or for detecting changes or errors in the information in an electronic record. The term “security procedure” includes a procedure that requires the use of algorithms or other codes, identifying words or numbers, encryption, or callback or other acknowledgment procedures.
(20) “State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan Native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state.
(21) “Transaction” means an action or set of actions occurring between two or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial, or governmental affairs.


Laws 2000, c. 372, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 282, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2019, c. 177, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2019.


Title 12A, § 15-101 et seq.
12A Okl. St. Ann. § 15-102, OK ST T. 12A § 15-102
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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