piatkow - 12:03 am on Jul 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
You can keep personal details private unless you are registering as a company.
As soon as your email address gets "into the wild" you will get people trying to scam you. A good spam filter and a bit of common sense over which emails you reply to is all that is necessary to keep you safe.
I haven't compared prices between different UK hosting services for a long time.