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Shopping Online Security

If you shop online, you need to know the difference between http:// and https://.

The main difference between http:// and https:// is about security.  HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol,which is just a fancy way of saying it’s a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

The S (big surprise) stands for “Secure”.  If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.  This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular ‘unsecure’ language.  In other words, it is possible for someone to “eavesdrop” on your computer’s conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website!

But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on. You understand why this is so important, right?  If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.  If it doesn’t, there’s no way you’re going to enter sensitive information like a credit card number.

Please share this information with family and friends that make online purchases.  It could save them a lot of grief!

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12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: 210-679-8761
Fax: 210-679-0040

After Hours Emergency Contact Number: 210-494-0659. If Life or Fire Emergency, call 911 first then the after hours Emergency Contact Number.

Office Email:
frontoffice@villagesofwestcreek.com

Board Email:
Board@villagesofwestcreek.com

Community Manager Email:
cm@villagesofwestcreek.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday thru Friday: Hours 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

2nd Saturday of the month: Hours:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

COVID 19 Precautions when visiting the VWOA OFFICE

Please note the following when visiting the VWOA Office:

Limit 4 people maximum in the lobby.

If you need to meet with specific staff members, you will need to schedule an appointment by calling 210-679-8761.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.

Social distancing also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people.

To practice social or physical distancing:

  • Tape Markings will be set up outside of the VWOA office for Social Distancing.
  • Do not gather in groups.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

Please cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when entering the VWOA building.

Cloth face coverings should NOT be placed on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others, even when you wear a face covering.