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):
Enable the QES by getting yourself identified online via video-call or
by personal contact with the ID app by Swisscom.
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 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: https://www.skribble.com/signaturestandards/
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.