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License - Basic
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Written by Martin LeBlanc
Updated over a week ago

This is a legal agreement between you, the Purchaser, and the Licensor (Iconfinder ApS). Purchasing or downloading of any icon or icons pack (Licensed Material), constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this agreement if it is clearly noted that the Basic license applies for the specific purchase.

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:

  • For any personal, commercial, editorial, or client purpose

  • In an altered, cropped, or otherwise modified or manipulated way

The Licensed Material may be reproduced in:

  • Printed Material

  • Advertisements

  • Packaging

  • Presentations

  • Video

  • Online content

  • Computer games

  • Multimedia projects

  • Smartphone and desktop apps - both free and paid.


All ownership and copyright of the Licensed Material remain the property of the 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:

  • On any website in a complete or archived downloadable format. This means you can use it on a website for a design/feature purpose, but it cannot be shared with the purpose of making it downloadable e.g. with a download button or similar. In short, no redistribution is allowed.

  • On any electronic bulletin board or downloadable format

  • In a way that enables it to be distributed in any other way

The Licensed Material may not be:

  • Sold or redistributed as part of an icon set

  • Included in work intended to be reproduced by a third party for example any electronic, web, design, or presentation template

  • Incorporated into a logo or other trademark

  • Used on physical items for resale or on any similar mass produced item

  • Used to create pornographic, libelous, obscene, or defamatory material.


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

You may not resell the icons

When you buy an icon, you gain the right 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 right to resell the icons as a product. You cannot download icons from and put them up on your own site for sale.

Icons cannot be resold as part of mass distributed digital products

When you buy an icon, you gain the right 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 dashboard Bootstrap UI theme, you sell on a theme marketplace. The Basic license does not give you 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 yourself, a client, or for internal use 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 itself.

The icons cannot be used as 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. Neither the Extended license nor the Basic license permits the icons to be used as logos. Your logo has to be unique, otherwise, it cannot be trademarked. Also, if you try to trademark a logo that is an icon, the designer of the icon can have conflicting copyright ownership. We, therefore, do not allow the usage of the Licensed material as logos.

If you are unsure whether the Basic License is adequate for your specific practical case, please check out the License Overview table

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