Use your eSignature to digitally sign documents (e.g. pdf documents) and secure the authenticity and integrity of their content. As their legal effects are equivalent to the ones of handwritten signatures, qualified electronic signatures can be used in any situation, even cross-border, where handwritten signatures are used, such as:
- Contracts (sales, employment, lease, insurance, etc.)
- Transactions (e-commerce, online banking, etc.)
- Administrative procedures (tax declarations, requests for birth certificates, etc.)
HARICA offers two types of electronic signatures compliant with the EU Regulation 910/2014 (eIDAS):
Advanced Electronic Signature
An electronic signature that is:
- uniquely linked to and capable of identifying the signatory
- created in a way that allows the signatory to retain control
- linked to the document in a way that any subsequent change of the data is detectable
Qualified Electronic Signature
An advanced electronic signature which is additionally:
- created by a qualified signature creation device (QSCD*)
- and is based on a qualified certificate for electronic signatures
While different levels of electronic signatures may be appropriate in different contexts, only “qualified” electronic signatures are explicitly recognized to have the equivalent legal effect of hand-written signatures in every member of the European Union.
*QSCDs come in many forms to protect the electronic signature creation data of the signatory, such as smartcards, SIM cards, USB sticks. “Remote signature creation devices” can also be used where the device is not in the physical possession of the signatory, but managed or supervised by a Qualified Trust Service Provider.