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 within just a few days.

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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
Enable the QES by getting yourself identified online via video-call or
by personal contact with the ID app by Swisscom.

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You perform the identifications yourself. Appropriate if new QES signers are constantly being added.  
Contact Skribble
Online via video
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Enable the highest e-signature standard QES from home. Suitable for individual signatories.    
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Electronic identity (eID)

People who log on to Skribble with a verified eID automatically activate QES or AES.

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

A growing number of people in Europe have a verified electronic identity (eID). Skribble integrates these eIDs. This means that millions of people can sign immediately with QES or AES without additional identification procedures.

All identification options at a glance.

"The investment in Skribble is the perfect complement to our engagement with SwissID. Both solutions multiply their added value through integration. An ideal symbiosis and prime example of cooperation in the Swiss technology ecosystem."
Thomas Kühne, Head of IT at the Group Mobiliar

All clear?

The simple electronic signature (SES) and the advanced electronic signature (AES) are 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:

With SES, the e-mail address serves as an identification element. The e-mail address must be confirmed by clicking on a link that is sent to the corresponding e-mail address.

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 SES and AES, providers have more freedom. When selecting identification procedures for SES and AES, Skribble pays attention to simplicity of use and maximisation of legal weight.

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