How much legal weightdoes my e-singature need?
The law distinguishes between qualified e-signatures (QES)and advanced e-signatures (AES). The two standards vary in terms of area of application and legal weight. At Skribble you have the choice.
QES: The same legal validityas signing by hand
The all-round carefree signature for the highest demands
The qualified electronic signature (QES) is legally equal to the handwritten signature.
You use QES to maximise the legal weight of your contracts or when the law requires it to be in writing. The latter applies, for example, to loan or wage agreements with a competition clause. For signing with QES on Skribble, a prior identity check in personal contact or an e-ID is required.
"An authenticated electronic signature combined with an authenticated time stamp within the meaning of the Federal Act of 18 March 2016 on Electronic Signatures is deemed equivalent to a handwritten signature, subject to any statutory or contractual provision to the contrary."
This is how you unlock QES on Skribble
Check whether a document has been signed with QES
AES: The pragmatic solutionfor contracts without formal requirements
Instantly operational thanks to lower requirements
The advanced electronic signature (AES) is legally valid for contracts where the law does not prescribe a specific form.
This applies to most types of contracts, such as rental, purchase or mortgage agreements. Anyone who has a Swiss mobile phone number can start signing with AES on Skribble immediately.
QES vs. AES at a glance
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