Electronic signature 101: FAQ I

Just getting started with an electronic signature? Keep calm and check these frequently asked questions to find out all you need to know.

Read more in Electronic signature 101: FAQ II

» What is an e-signature?

In simple terms, this is your signature in the electronic version. You can use it to verify your identity and sign documents.

» How does e-signature work?

An electronic signature encodes a combination of numbers and actions that is unique in each case. Therefore, for example, when a document is signed with e-signature, it is easy to prove in a legal dispute that the document is original.

» Is e-signature legally binding? 

Yes, and a qualified electronic signature has the same legal effect as a handwritten signature.

» Why should I use e-signatures?

Those using e-signature come to find more and more benefits: saved time and expenses, security, improved user experience, etc. For more information why use e-signatures click here.

» Where can I use e-signature? 

With e-signature you can sign documents and verify your identity in various e-services, depending on your country.

» Is it secure to verify my identity with username and password if I don’t have an e-signature?

To ensure maximum security and privacy of your data, it is recommended to verify your identity with e-signature. Read about login and password risks here.

» What is Smart-ID and what is it used for?

Smart-ID is an authentication solution that enables easy, convenient and secure authentication in e-banking and other e-service systems, and sign documents with a qualified e-signature. For more information on Smart-ID visit their web and if you need instructions how to set up an account click here.