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How does an electronic signature actually work? What electronic signatures are there? Is a digital signature legally valid? Is it accepted as evidence? And which kinds of contracts can you sign with one? Here, you’ll find exciting information about electronic signatures and relevant background knowledge on topics such as contract law and the legal basis for these developments.

Electronic signatures

The three signature standards: SES, AES, and QES

There are three signature standards in the digital world: the simple, advanced and qualified electronic signature. Learn more about how they differ and when to use them.
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FAQs about electronic signatures

In this article, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about electronic signatures.
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How to personalise your electronic signature

Want to add a company logo to your electronic signature? We’ll show you how easy it is and explain why the signature’s appearance isn’t what matters most.
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How secure are electronic signatures?

Learn more about the security electronic signatures offer, how to verify them and why they can’t just be inserted into a document as a screenshot.
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Electronic signatures: general conditions

Legally valid – or not?

The legal validity of signatures frequently raises questions. Is a scanned signature legally valid? What about electronic signatures? Here’s the legal situation in Switzerland.
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Swiss contract law at a glance

If there is no statutory requirement of form, contracts can in principle be verbal. Here, you’ll find an overview of the three types of contract and the requirements for each.
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Electronic signatures in a legal setting

Contracts, non-disclosure agreements and powers of attorney: countless documents need signing in a legal setting. More about this topic and about SwissSign’s offer.
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ESigA, eIDAS, and UETA

Different laws govern the use of electronic signatures in Switzerland, the EU, and the United States. An overview of the differences and commonalities.
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Identity verification

Interview about online identification

Since April 2022 Switzerland also allows online identification, so personal identification on site is becoming a thing of the past. What does this mean for electronic signatures?
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Secure five free qualified electronic signatures for yourself

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Specialist articles on digital certificates and more

Would you like to learn more about digital certificates and the topic of IT security? Here, you'll find exciting information and relevant background knowledge.

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