At ShootProof, we completely understand that giving out personal information is a big step for any business owner. For U.S.-based studios who use ShootProof Payments for credit card processing, we do require your social security number to be entered at setup. This is to protect our photographers from fraud and also to protect each photographer's bank account information.
Any time you change the bank account information, you'll be asked to re-verify your personal identity. If you choose not to collect credit card payments from your clients through ShootProof, or elect to use one of our other available payment gateways, you do not need to provide this information in your ShootProof account.