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.
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.
Identification options for the advanced electronic signature (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.
Identification options for the qualified electronic signature (QES):
You can have the identity of the signers verified by Skribble or you can perform identifications yourself.
Electronic identity (e-ID)
People who log on to Skribble with a verified e-ID automatically activate QES.
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.
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.