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Why do you need my SSN?

The IRS requires us by law to collect your SSN. If we don’t receive it, you won’t receive the full return from your investment. 

We know you might be hesitant to provide this information, but we guard your SSN like our life depends on it. 

We encrypt and store Social Security Numbers (SSNs) on a separate group of servers from wefunder.com. We use an RSA key to encrypt the SSN and isolate the private key from production machines. Access to the database that stores the encrypted SSNs is restricted within Wefunder to a need-to-know basis, and we have a policy for access if and when an employee may need to view an individuals SSNs (for example, if we're preparing a tax filing or investigating fraud).

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