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  1. #1
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    Help on locating website users Postal Code


    This example will find your approximate location with your consent. I need to know how to do something similar to find their postal code without needing to request any permissions.

    Why do you need to know their postal code?
    • The website graphics will display differently depending on the users location.
    • To show their weather forecast.
    • To determine how many miles away from the business location the person is.
    • Personalize the information to make a better user experience.

    What is the best option for myself to find their postal code?

    Note: This is only needed for UK users only.

    Best Regards,

  • #2
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    London, England
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    Without requiring permission..?! The users' browser will (should!) require permission to supply geo-data and I trust that this will continue to be the case.
    "I'm here to save your life. But if I'm going to do that, I'll need total uninanonynymity." Me Myself & Irene.
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  • #3
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    Perth Australia
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    there are geo-ip lookup databases out there which will find a rough location based on the IP address (which you get without asking) ....
    but e.g. I am in Perth WA and sometimes I appear to be in Alice Spings if you believe the ip-lookup , I don't cos its cloudy today and Alice Springs is scorching all year round + not a dingo in sight!
    resistance is...

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