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    Question I need a script that will capture visitors info while they are on my site

    I know very little about Java or any other language, for that matter. I am just trying to find out if it is possible to capture information such as ip address, url, email address or any other info about visitors before they leave my site.
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    You can get the url of your page lol, but thats kind of worthless. All the rest of the stuff you cant do in javascript.
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    The IP address is logged by the web server, you just need to get access to those log files from your host. You can use the navigator object to get other miscellaneous information about the user's environment (OS, Browser...) but thankfully the browser won't provide you or anyone else more personal information such as names, addresses (land and/or email), phone number or the like.

    If you want that information, you'll have to ask the user to provide it but first you'd better be sure you need it. Also explicitly state exactly why you need it, all the uses you'll make of that information and exactly how privately you'll handle that information.

    Personally if I hit a site that needlessly requires personal information I fill the fields with snide comments and garbage entries.

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    Originally posted by Roy Sinclair

    If you want that information, you'll have to ask the user to provide it but first you'd better be sure you need it. Also explicitly state exactly why you need it, all the uses you'll make of that information and exactly how privately you'll handle that information.
    Essentially you need a privacy policy if you want people to even consider truthfully filling something like that out.
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    Originally posted by Roy Sinclair
    Personally if I hit a site that needlessly requires personal information I fill the fields with snide comments and garbage entries.
    I've been known to do that to "reputable" sites too that require you to register before doing something (like music jukebox or Netscape Navigator), or set cookies on your computer to maintain your log in information but never provide a log in form if that cookie is deleted (like mp3.com).

    I sort of wonder how many entries they have in their databse from "people" from Peru with the name WOQNB QWPBVEFNB at du20yt890eyb8@dfsfs.csb.
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    You might also be interested in GeoBytes - they can often tell you where someone is...it'll even tell you the city and state if it can.

    Lewis


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