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    [GPS Location WIdget] Who is the IP/address data provider

    Asked by Alex  on October 29, 2015 at 08:34 PM

    I filled out a form on a site that uses Jotform. On the email reply, my IP address and a street address were listed. How is the street determined?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on October 30, 2015 at 03:55 AM

    Hi,

     

    Can you tell us what is the URL of that site? What do you mean your address were listed? You didn't input it? There are widgets in Jotform that can determine location. You can find them here: http://widgets.jotform.com/search/location.

     

    We will wait for your response.

    Regards. 

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    Answered by Alex  on October 30, 2015 at 04:05 PM

    I had asked a question via the form listed on the site, and was emailed by a team member shortly after.

     

    In the reply from the company, my IP address was listed, along with a street address below it. I didn't input this street address. I also chose to 'block location' on chrome when it was requested. When I asked the site admin where the street address came from, he said it was created via the Jotforms widget.

    The site is www.delishows.to

     

    If you could let me know how the address was determined I'd appreciate it.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on October 30, 2015 at 08:30 PM

    A rough estimate of a user's location is based on a user's IP address. The JotForm widget name in question is - GPS Location. I have sent a ticket to our Backend Team to fin out information about the data provider of that widget.

    We will let you know once we have any updates.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on November 01, 2015 at 01:16 AM

    This widget was built on the Google Maps.

    Your location info might come from:

    Your computer's web browser location info
    Your phone's location, if you are a Location History user.

    For more information, please check this link.