License information

Basic license

Updated on February 22nd, 2013

This is a legal agreement between you, the Purchaser, and the Licensor. Purchasing or downloading of any icon or icons set (Licensed Material), constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this agreement.

Grant of rights

The standard license grants you, the Purchaser, a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Licensed Material.

The Licensed Material is permitted to be used:

The Licensed Material may be reproduced in:

Restrictions

All ownership and copyright of the Licensed Material remain the property of licensor. The licensed Material is not being sold, but provided to the purchaser under the terms of this agreement.

The Licensed Material or any derivative work based on the Licensed Material may not be directly or indirectly licensed, sublicensed, sold, resold or redistributed alone - even for free.

The Licensed Material may not be placed:

The Licensed Material may not be:

Examples

The following examples, on how not to use icons purchased under the Basic lincense, are based on frequently asked questions from other users.

You may not resell the icons

When you buy an icon, you gain the rights to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects. You can use it for your own or your client's website, app, presentation etc.

However, the Basic license does not give your the rights to resell the icons as a product. You cannot download icons from Iconfinder.com and put them up on your own site for sale.

When you buy icons on Iconfinder, 70% of the money goes to the icon designer.

If you want to resell icons, you need to make your own agreement with the icons designers.

Icons cannot be resold as part of mass distributed digital products

When you buy an icon, you gain the rights to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects. You can use it for your own or your client's website, app, presentation etc.

You are for example free to use the icons in a SaaS analytics dashboard product you sell to customers. But, you cannot use the icons in a dashbaord Bootstrap UI theme, you sell on a theme marketplace.

The Basic license does not give your the rights to resell the icons as part of digital products like:

  • Themes
  • UI-kits
  • Software frameworks
  • In-app purchase icon packs

Icons cannot be used on merchandise for sale

Using icons on T-shirts and other types of physical products is fine, but reselling these products is not permitted. You can print an icon on a T-shirt for your self, a client or for use internally in your company.

But you are not allowed to print an icon on a shirt and then resell the shirt as a product.

The reason is that as soon as the icon becomes the main motif on the shirt, cup or whatever item you had in mind, it goes from being an icon to being a new product in it self.

Icons are not logos

In many ways icons are like logos. The artwork is simple and elegant, and often has a very clear and easy to understand meaning.

But, icons under the Basic license cannot be used for logos. For your logo you need something original. Something no one else is using and that can be trademarked. Otherwise, someone else will suddenly use your “logo” in their presentation or app.