Why do we need this information?

First of all, notice that we don't require your address. We're never going to mail anything to you.

We use your e-mail address as the primay reference to your account. We will not be bothering you with mass e-mails. If we need to send you a message, we'll display it on the screen after you log in. We will never disclose your e-mail address to anyone. It's just a key to your account that you should be able to remember.
You will be able to change the e-mail address that we have for your account (use the 'Manage my account' link), but you can only have one e-mail address associated with this account.

Your first and last name will be shown when you post an entry in your clubs forums. Your nickname will be used when you post to a public forum (the WDYR? forum, for instance).

The reason we need the password is so you can log into your account. You will be able to change the password any time you want. In fact, you'll be able to change any part of your account information.

The reason for the other items may be a bit more subtle. We need your ZIP/Postal Code and Country so that we can customize the site to serve you better. How? We plan to have an announcment section soon. Knowing your zip code will allow us to show you announcments that may be regional. We don't want to show you announcments for California if you live in Florida.

We may, from time to time, divulge non-personal information to third-parties. For example, we might tell someone that we have so many users from California. Never anything that could be used to identify you personally.

Our promise to you.
We will never divulge your personal information to anyone! Period.