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Primary Examiner—David Wiley
Assistant Examiner—Joseph E Avellino
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Knobbe Martens Olson &
A system that flexibly, retrieves, processes and distributes data across a global computer network is disclosed. Within the system, a first party identifier is captured and converted into a Linkage Key, such as a United States Postal Service Delivery point code (11-digit zip code). The Linkage Key is then used to retrieve Linkage Key indexed data from various network nodes that house components of a virtual Linkage Key indexed database. The retrieved information associated with the first party identifier is then distributed by the system to one or more network nodes to provide benefits to the first party and other network nodes.
26 Claims, 8 Drawing Sheets