The passwords are encrypted in the database so they cannot be seen by anybody, therefore we ask to confirm the password in the form to ensure it is correct.
The member information collected will not be given out to anybody. The only mails sent out will be from the site administrator. In case some sponsors want to convey special offers to members, this would be done in the regular bulletins, or as a special mail sent out by the administrator. This is to avoid any misuse of the data collected.