Generally a name / some identifying information is attached to online financial transactions for the security and safety of all involved. Any method that doesn't do so could be open to fraud unless carefully regulated.
Payments sent via paypal have the senders address and the paypal email address of the recipient, but not the recipients physical address or name unless you use an invoice. So, if I sent you $40 we'd both receive an email with my name, street address, and your email.
There are a couple options if invoices are used. You can changed your last name on the Paypay address to an initial, get a PO box to remove your street address, or have a secondary Paypal with a business or pseudonym and address for non physical transactions. To be clear, this last one may violate the terms of service and I'm not advising you to do so.
Okay! I will ask a good friend to test it. She also worries herself about using paypal for things like commissions.To elaborate, a money request (link) or invoice absolutely will have your information (so-and-so sent a request for X amount). The alternative is the seller provides the email address / account address of their paypal and the buyer uses the 'send money' option to transfer the requested funds. This is how the above receipt was generated.
PayPal.me will expose the name of the recipient (which makes sense from a "make sure you're sending your money to the right person" point of view), which is a major reason I won't use it.So if example I use the custom link (the paypal.me one), will that show my personal info? or would I need to use the email address attached to the paypal (the non-customized link)