Identity verification for electronic signing

Each e-signature must be uniquely attributable to one person.
Therefore, Skribble requires the identification of the signatories.
The procedures differ depending on the application.

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Contracts without written form

The advanced electronic signature (AES) is typically used for contracts
without formal requirements. With AES, the law requires that the identity
of the signatory can be reconstructed afterwards.

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Identification options for the advanced electronic signature (AES):

Company e-mail address
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Companies that record the identity of their employees by default can activate AES via the company e-mail address. Anyone with a corresponding e-mail address can sign with AES immediately.
Mobile number (CH)
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Swiss telecom providers are obliged to record the ID or passport of their customers before signing a contract. Anyone registering on Skribble with a Swiss mobile phone number can sign immediately with AES.
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AES for Business - Organisation-wide implementation with a few clicks

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Signature standards - When do I use QES, when AES?

Contracts requiring the written form

For contracts requiring the written form, the qualified electronic signature (QES) is typically used. With QES, the law requires that the identity of the signatory be verified in advance in personal contact.

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Identification options for the qualified electronic signature (QES):

Identification Service
You can have the identity of the signers verified by Skribble or you can perform identifications yourself.

Identification
Easy
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We come and identify you. Suitable if you use the QES in a predefined group of people.
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Identification
Unlimited
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You perform the identifications yourself. Appropriate if new QES signers are constantly being added.  
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Identification
Direct
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You come to us or one of our partners for identification. Suitable for individual signatories.    
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Identification for the QES. Let us advise you and find the right identification solution for your company.

Identification for QES - Skribble makes it easy
Let us advise you and find the right identification solution for your company.

Electronic identity (e-ID)

People who log on to Skribble with a verified e-ID automatically activate QES.

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Identification for the QES. Let us advise you and find the right identification solution for your company.

A growing number of people in Europe have a validated electronic identity (e-ID). Skribble works with all of them. This means that millions of people can sign immediately with QES without additional identification procedures.

All identification options at a glance.

All clear?

The advanced electronic signature (AES) is legally valid for all contracts for which the law does not prescribe a specific form (contracts without the written form). You use the qualified electronic signature (QES) for contracts with a written requirement or to meet internal compliance requirements. You can find examples and more information at: https://www.skribble.com/signaturestandards/

The legal identification requirements are not the same. QES is the highest standard and is equivalent to a handwritten signature. The identification requirements for QES are precisely defined in the law. With AES, providers have more freedom. When selecting identification procedures for AES, Skribble pays attention to simplicity of use and maximisation of legal weight.

Identification for the QES. Let us advise you and find the right identification solution for your company.

Do you have any questions? We will gladly help you on the phone.

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No credit card, entrance fee or commitment required.

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