Conditions of Use

Use of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators or CES® websites constitutes agreement to our terms of use. We encourage you to review the following information carefully. TRADEMARKS CES®, Certified Exchange Specialist® and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks owned exclusively by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (“FEA”). The use of these trademarks and trade dress is prohibited if used in connection with any individual that is not a Certified Exchange Specialist® Designee, in any manner that seeks to disparage or discredit the Federation of Exchange Accommodators or the Certified Exchange Specialist® program or designation, or in any manner that may cause confusion among CES® Designees or FEA members or affiliates.


All content on this website is the exclusive property of the FEA.  Said content includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software.  Our content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein.  In case of dispute or infringement, we will rigorously defend our rights to this material.

Protecting Your Account

Some portions of this website permit username and passwords to be used.  You are responsible for protecting your unique username and password and you agree to be responsible for all activities performed under your user account.

License and Site Access

FEA grants you (the user) a limited license to access and make personal use of this website.  This license does not include the right to download any material (other than routine page caching and those materials contained in the "Designee Vault"), modify any material, or any portion thereof, without the express written consent of the FEA.  Except as specifically authorized herein, this license excludes the download or collection of logos, product descriptions, pricing, text, graphics, audio and video clips, and/or copying account information.  This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written permission of the FEA.  You are prohibited from using meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing the FEA's name or trademarks without the express written consent of the FEA.  Any unauthorized use of this website voids the limited license granted by the FEA. 

Content Submitted by Site Users

If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, photographs and biographical information), you grant the FEA and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.  By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the FEA or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.  FEA reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability

This site is provided by the FEA on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis.  FEA makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein.  You expressly agree that your use of www.1031.org, www.1031ces.org or any other websites owned by FEA is at your own risk.  FEA cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses.  FEA will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Applicable Law

By visiting www.1031.org or www.1031ces.org or any other websites owned by FEA, you agree that the laws of the state of Iowa, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the FEA.

Changes in Policy

FEA reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit.  Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.

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