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Your legally valid digital signature.

Move beyond the old handwritten signature.
Digitally sign any contract with legal validity.

Sign with legal validity in Switzerland and the EU.

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Empower your organisation to digitally sign contracts in PDF format with a legally binding solution that is officially recognised by Swiss (ZertES) and EU law (eIDAS).

When signing a contract with a DeepSign qualified electronic signature, which is legally equivalent to a handwritten signature, you and your business partners in Switzerland, the EU or the EEA can remotely identify for free using our own DeepID mobile app. That way, you can be sure that all signatories have the necessary tools to sign with legal validity, wherever their businesses are based.

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Your legally valid electronic signature for every legal standard.

With DeepSign you can use three types of electronic signatures: the simple electronic signature (SES), the advanced electronic signature (AES) and the qualified electronic signature (QES).

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SES

Simple electronic signature

Evidential value

Low

Equivalency to handwritten signature

No

For documents with

No statutory form requirement

Low liability risk

Security features

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp

Means of identification

Email address

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AES

Advanced electronic signature

Evidential value

High

Equivalency to handwritten signature

No

For documents with

No statutory form requirement

Moderate liability risk

Security features

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp.

Identity is verified using an official ID document and one-factor authentication.

Accompanied by an advanced certificate issued by a recognised trust service provider that attests to the signature’s authenticity.

Means of identification

Phone number (minimum)

DeepID app (optional)

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QES

Qualified electronic signature

Evidential value

Highest

Equivalency to handwritten signature

Under Swiss (ZertES) and EU law (eIDAS) the QES is equivalent to a handwritten signature

For documents with

“Written form” requirements

High liability risk

Security features

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp

Identity is verified using an official ID document and two-factor authentication

Accompanied by a qualified certificate issued by a recognised trust service provider that attests to the signature’s authenticity

Means of identification

DeepID app (default)

Mobile ID app (alternative)

Evidential value

Low

High

Highest

Equivalency to handwritten signature

No

No

Under Swiss (ZertES) and EU law (eIDAS) the QES is equivalent to a handwritten signature

For documents with

No statutory form requirement

Low liability risk

No statutory form requirement

Moderate liability risk

“Written form” requirements

High liability risk

Security features

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp.

Identity is verified using an official ID document and one-factor authentication.

Accompanied by an advanced certificate issued by a recognised trust service provider that attests to the signature’s authenticity.

Proof of document integrity: any modification to the document after signing can be detected by means of a timestamp

Identity is verified using an official ID document and two-factor authentication

Accompanied by a qualified certificate issued by a recognised trust service provider that attests to the signature’s authenticity

Means of identification

Email address

Phone number (minimum)

DeepID app (optional)

DeepID app (default)

Mobile ID app (alternative)

This information is provided without any guarantee. Any action taken based on this information is done at your own risk and responsibility.

Meet both Swiss and EU legal requirements.

Digital signing with DeepSign is legally valid and compliant with both Swiss and EU regulations, so you and your business partners can safely sign regardless of where your company is based.

ZertES

The Federal Act on Electronic Signatures defines the requirements for digital certificates and the obligations of service providers to “promote a wide range of secure certification services” in Switzerland.

eIDAS

The Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services regulation “establishes the framework to ensure that electronic interactions between businesses are safer and more efficient” in the EU.

One secure solution that fits any industry.

Banking

Make it easier for customers to open accounts online with electronic signatures and digital IDs.

Insurance

Provide your sales force with a digital solution to speed up the signing of insurance contracts.

Telecommunication

Sign up more customers with a streamlined SIM card application process based on secure digital signing.

Public administration

Speed up tax and administration services via secure digital signature and identification.

Healthcare

Deliver confidential information and online services to patients securely through digital signature and identification.

Education

Protect student onboarding and certificate issuing processes with digital signatures.

You’ve got questions?
We’ve got answers.

What’s the difference between electronic and digital signatures?

Is DeepSign compliant with document signing standards under EU and Swiss law?

Can I sign documents with legal form requirements?

How do I know which type of signature to use?

Are electronic signatures secure?

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