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Offensive Content & Explicit Label Policy
Offensive Content & Explicit Label Policy
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Written by Martin LeBlanc
Updated over a week ago

Iconfinder is a platform for designers to be creative and share their content with the world. While we deeply encourage contributors to constantly push artistic boundaries and upload unique and noteworthy content, it’s equally important that we maintain a safe and respectful site for our users. As a result, we do not accept (and will remove any current) icons and illustrations that are deemed offensive, per our policy below.

Under no circumstances does Iconfinder tolerate the following:

  1. Items that perpetuate offensive stereotypes, are derogatory or racist in nature, or glorify acts of violence, cruelty, and illegal misconduct.

  2. Items of grave matters which are overly obscene, gory, or deliberately shocking.

  3. Tag words or items containing text that is deemed highly vulgar or seen as hate speech.

  4. Items that fall into any of the below categories and do not serve a clear educational, scientific, professional, social reform, or artistic purpose:

a) Violence, cruelty, terrorism, abuse

b) Physical and mental disorders, illness, addiction

c) illegal activity

In addition, icons and illustrations that depict potentially harmful inaccurate information are at risk for removal or tag editing as well. Iconfinder refers to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs's stance for reference in relation to items depicting maps, borders, and national status. Each instance of potentially misleading information will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Explicit Label:

Items depicting mature content which are unsuitable for educational purposes, younger viewers, or common work-place settings, will be labeled as explicit. As a result, users will be able to choose whether they want explicit items to appear in their search results or not.

Some topics that will be considered for the label include sexual acts and instruments, nudity, violence, and drug use. An items tags and context within a pack are also taken into consideration.


If you come across an icon that you believe needs to be removed or labeled as explicit, please flag it in the top right corner and an admin will review it shortly.

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