All materials provided by this Website are intended for training, communication and information purposes.

ICON intends for the information contained in this website to be accurate. Public training and information materials contained in this site have been reviewed and approved by the site's web editors. However, due to error occurrence, ICON disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this website. Under no circumstances, shall ICON be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of reliance on any content of the website contained herein.

ICON does not assume and hereby disclaims any and all liability to an entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for damage resulting from reliance on this website or from the posting of any content or material by any third party. No material included in this site shall be deemed to present necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this website; rather, any such material shall be acknowledged as the approach or opinion of the discussant.
Privacy Policy    Top

Privacy policy for the websites of ICON
ICON is committed to protecting your online privacy. This policy governs all pages hosted by ICON, including any other website it will create in the future. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, which have their own privacy policies.

ICON uses the information it collects about you to better understand how its website is used, to send information on ICON you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you and to render services you have ordered.

To understand how your personal information will be treated, please read the following policy. This policy may change from time to time so please refer to it periodically.

What identifiable information is collected from you?
The type and amount of information received and stored by ICON depends on how you use the website. You can access most ICON pages without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information, except in the case you want to access the "Login Required Area" of the website.

ICON does not collect information identifying you personally (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) unless that information is voluntarily disclosed. There are instances where ICON requests information that does identify you personally for the purpose of providing you with specific services or of corresponding with you. Information that you supply in this way will not be shared with any third party except where needed to provide a requested service or required by law.
Some data may be collected about you from the forms and surveys you complete, from records of our correspondence and phone calls and details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. ICON may from time to time use such information to identify its visitors. ICON may also collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website.

How does ICON use the information?
ICON does not distribute, sell or rent user information to anyone. ICON uses the information collected about you to improve its understanding of web visitors, to send information that you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you and to render services you've ordered.
In you making initial contact you consent to ICON maintaining a marketing dialogue with you until you either opt-out (which you can do at any stage) or we decide to desist in promoting our services.

With whom may ICON share the information?
ICON will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your prior permission or where required by law.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Any information on new ICON products that you registered to receive will be sent to you electronically or by other means. ICON may also send you unsolicited e-mail messages it feels may be of interest to you. You can indicate that you do not wish to receive the mail messages and you will be removed from the recipients' list.

How can you access, update or delete the information?
ICON takes very seriously the accuracy of the information it holds on you. If you change your e-mail address or discover inaccurate information, or if you wish to unsubscribe, please use our Contact form.

How does ICON treat your personal information?
ICON has in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. ICON ensures to the best of its ability that any personal information you provide is secure on its systems. However, it cannot guarantee that submitting information over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, ICON does not confirm or warrant the security of personal information submitted; you do so at your own risk.

Proprietary Notices    Top

"ICON", "iconCFD", and the ICON logo are trademarks of ICON. Use of these marks in commerce is prohibited by law except by obtaining the expressed written permission of ICON.

Copyrights to the materials posted in this site are owned solely by ICON, except for materials which are created by others (or the copyright to which is otherwise owned by others) and for which a copyright notice is posted adjacent to such content or materials. The copyright to each item of material created or otherwise owned by another is owned by such creator or other owner. None of the materials included in this website shall be reproduced in any form without the expressed written permission of ICON, the creator or other owner, as the case may be. In this regard, the graphic images and layout of this site are the exclusive property of ICON and may not be copied, distributed or displayed except using an HTML browser or as otherwise stated herein, without the expressed written permission of ICON.

Permission is hereby granted to (1) print copies of the materials for which ICON holds the copyright ("ICON content") and to otherwise display ICON content, (2) include a link to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of this site to HTML documents, and (3) to use ICON content subject to the following conditions:
Such use is by computer using HTML browser software; Such use is solely for personal and non-commercial use and only for informational and/or training purposes; Users shall not make any profit from ICON material in any way (i.e., by selling or charging for same) unless the expressed written permission of ICON is first obtained;

Any copying or quoting of ICON content shall be accompanied by the following copyright notice: "© Copyright 2018 ICON. All rights reserved."

Except as stated herein, no portion of the materials included in this site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, whether by electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of ICON.

To address inquiries regarding the use of ICON trademarks, logos and copyrights or the trademarks, logos and copyrights of third parties which are contained in this website please use our Contact form:

ICON Resources    Top

Disclaimer and Proprietary Notices
This website is intended for use by engineering professionals and academics. The materials and other information provided by this website are for general training, communication and information purposes only and are neither designed nor intended to replace nor constitute the giving of case specific or other engineering advice, methods or solutions. Under no circumstances shall any information, content or material posted on this website or any other communication thereunder be deemed to constitute the giving of engineering advice, methods or solutions. The user of this website shall be solely responsible for whether or how to interpret, apply or otherwise use any information in any specific case.

No information cited under Resources shall be deemed to present the only or necessarily the best method or procedure with respect to a matter discussed on this website; rather, the user acknowledges that any such information or material is acknowledged as the approach or opinion of the discussant. The user takes all risks of using the material included in this website.

ICON does not assume and it hereby disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage resulting from reliance on this website or from the posting or transmission of any information, content or material on this website by ICON, or any third party. By using this website the user releases ICON and its directors, officers, members, or agents from and against any and all such liability.

Photos, Graphics & Templates    Top

To visually demonstrate the physiology of simulation consulting to industry in all related aspects of fluid flow prediction and/or support any material posted in the website, ICON has developed graphics and templates. For use of any of the above features, kindly attribute all images as follows:

"Courtesy of ICON.", unless otherwise stated in a copyright notice posted adjacent to such content or materials.

ICON Social Media    Top

ICON uses social media to communicate information about its activities, initiatives, programmes, meetings, campaigns, training and engineering resources through a selection of widely used channels.

ICON social media accounts may be used for informational purposes only, and do not give professional advice, nor do they provide any other services. ICON social media platforms are not intended or recommended as a substitute for professional advice, methods or solutions. Information contained in or related to ICON social media accounts, networks or platforms are; not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Social media users interacting with ICON accounts shall be solely responsible for their own interpretation and application of any information gathered. Social media;

• should not influence seeking professional advice or consultation from qualified professionals from within ICON or otherwise;
• may not necessarily provide comprehensive, complete, accurate, suitable, valid, optimal, cognisant, up-to-date, or consistently available information;
• may sometimes link to external websites, accounts or platforms, over which ICON has no control and for which ICON assumes no responsibility, moreover such links may contain information not reflecting ICON endorsement;
• may sometimes be structured in files or formats that are not error-free, with no guarantee that services will not be affected.

Social media users are welcomed and encouraged to interact with or access information from ICON social media accounts, as long as these actions;

• do not create the impression or assumption that there is a connection with ICON, including representation, where this connection does not exist;
• do not lead to believe that the user benefits from the support, sponsorship, approval or consent of ICON, where this is not the case;
• are not made in connection with any objectives or activities which affects or is incompatible with the ICON scope, reputation, or its code of ethics;
• respect international standards and legislation on confidentiality and privacy, human rights and freedom of expression, copyrights and trademarks, including the use of the ICON logo.

By submitting or posting content to any ICON social media platforms, users understand and acknowledge that the information is available to the public, and that other participants may use this information beyond the control of ICON. We suggest that users exercise caution when posting on any social media site, that they never disclose personal information related to confidentiality and privacy, and that they never post any information they do not want to be used, published, copied and/or reprinted by others. ICON shall not be liable in any way for any losses or claims that arise from such information posted by users on ICON social media services. Moreover, proper disclosure must be provided whenever a social media user is given financial compensation or a free product in exchange for a post, and each time a previously sponsored product or service is included in a post.

ICON cannot guarantee that its social media accounts will function as expected in all circumstances. Sometimes disruptions or malfunctions are caused by technical or human errors. If errors are brought to ICON’s attention, we will try to correct them in a timely manner. Therefore, ICON accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using social media accounts or any linked external sites. Due to potential error occurrence, ICON disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to ICON social media accounts. Under no circumstances, shall ICON be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of reliance on any information contained in or related to ICON accounts of social media services, networks or platforms.

ICON clearly states that social media actions such as ‘Like’, ‘Share’, ‘Reshare’ ‘Retweet’ are not an endorsement by ICON, and does not represent, support or guarantee the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information contained. The social media accounts that ICON follows or has a connection to does not imply endorsement of any kind.

ICON does not moderate/monitor all user content, (e.g. comments or postings), and does not reply individually to messages or comments received on any of its social media accounts. ICON reserves the right to review, edit and/or delete any comments or messages considered to be inappropriate, inaccurate and/or not recommended. This content shall not be uploaded, posted or otherwise distributed or facilitated in distribution, therefore, once detected, it may be deleted or edited. Such unsuitable, inappropriate, inaccurate and/or not recommended issues include but are not limited to the following content:

• unlawful, fraudulent, deceptive, defamatory, abusive, violent, threatening, hateful, slanderous, mortifying, discriminatory, persecuting, insulting, harassing or bullying, sensitive or obscene, sexually oriented or tortious, self-harming, minor endangering, invasive of another’s privacy or humiliating to any other person or entity, and/or contain links to websites or platforms having such a content;
• having any illegal, unauthorised and misleading purpose; eg impersonating any person or entity; falsifiying the origin or source of material contained in content that is uploaded, posted or attached;
• which constitutes the selling or trading of any goods or services; initiates any controversial discussion about a particular company, brand name, product provider or organisation; knowingly infringes on any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary right, unless owning or controlling the rights thereto or having received necessary consents;
• which constitutes unauthorised or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, or any form of lottery or gambling, involvement in marketing/pyramid schemes, chain letters or unsolicited or undesired electronic information (spam); containing software viruses or any other computer code/files/programmes designed/intended to damage or limit the functioning of any software, hardware or communication equipments or to damage or obtain unauthorised access to any data.

For individuals writing or sharing undesirable, inappropriate and/or not recommended content, ICON reserves the right remove the content, to terminate involvement of and, where possible, restrict access of their account/s to its social media services without notice. ICON is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.

English shall be the official language of any document or activity where more than one language is used. It is recommended that social media content does not contain profanity or bad grammar and punctuation which distracts from the meaning, and symbols, abbreviations, hashtags and other metadata tags must be properly used in order to not create confusion.

The use of online social networks by ICON does not imply endorsement of the social networking services and/or their privacy policies. Social network software and platforms may occasionally be unavailable and ICON accepts no responsibility for downtime or interruption of services.

Each social media channel has their own policy on the way they process personal data when accessing their sites, explaining their policy of data collection and processing; Facebook Policy, YouTube Policy, Twitter Policy, LinkedIn Policy, Instagram Policy, Google Policy, Pinterest Policy.

If social media users have any questions, doubts or concerns about the use of personal data or data protection, ICON recommends them to carefully read the social media platforms privacy policies before use. ICON Disclaimers for the privacy policy for the websites, proprietary notices, ICON resources, photos, graphics and templates must also be read carefully by social media users interacting with ICON accounts of social media services, networks or platforms.

ICON does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage resulting from reliance on ICON accounts of social media services, networks or platforms, or from the posting, assistance or transmission of any information, content or material on ICON accounts of social media services, networks or platforms, or any third party. By using ICON social media, users release ICON and its leadership, editors, members, and agents from and against any and all such liability. The terms of this disclaimer shall apply to the fullest permitted extent. ICON accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information contained in or related to ICON social media accounts, services, networks or platforms.

Open Source Licensing    Top
Who May I Contact at ICON Regarding Open Source Licenses?
Mr. Simon Weston at ICON is designated to be our Open Source Ombudsman, the liaison with the public regarding ICON's compliance with Open Source licenses. You may contact Simon Weston via our contact form.
Is iconCFD Open Source?
iconCFD includes more than one program. The main program of the suite is Open Source, and derived from OpenFOAM* and other Open Source software, but with improvements from ICON. iconCFD Process is a separate program and is proprietary to ICON. There are also other programs and tools in the suite, both Open Source and proprietary. The iconCFD suite also includes documentation and services which are proprietary to ICON.
What License Is Used For The Open Source Portion of iconCFD?
Mainly a combination of the GNU General Public License version 2 and/or 3 and other Open Source licenses that are compatible with GPL. Various programs may be under different licenses.

If iconCFD is Open Source, Can I Download It For Free?
No. The GPL licenses allow anyone to redistribute binary copies of the Open Source portions of iconCFD, but don't compel anyone to do so. At present we choose to provide copies only to our customers.

If for some reason we've given you a binary copy of a program under a GPL license without the corresponding source code, we are required to give you source code of that program upon request. If that is the case please contact our Open Source Ombudsman who is listed above.

If you have a copy of iconCFD and wish to redistribute it, you must carefully separate the Open Source and proprietary pieces. Redistribution of the proprietary components of iconCFD would be copyright infringement, and can be prosecuted. 
Is ICON In Compliance With The GPL And Other Open Source Licenses?

We're a law-abiding company. Part of being one, of course, is complying with the lawful requirements of Open Source licenses. We have hired experts and attorneys to help us fulfill this requirement.

If you believe that we are not in compliance with an Open Source license please contact our Open Source Ombudsman who is listed above. 
Is There Confusion About Open Source Licenses?

Lots of it. We find that Open Source developers are often confused regarding the actual requirements of their licenses and the law. Business people sometimes have unreasonable fear regarding Open Source licenses. And regretfully, some companies have modified or redistributed Open Source without understanding the license requirements and their compliance responsibility.

ICON endeavors to provide license compliance in its products, simplifying the use of Open Source for its customers. We offer bespoke modifications to Open Source software, assuming the legal load and the intellectual property risk so that your company doesn't have to.

* OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI Group.
This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software.

Disclaimer & Usage of Trade Marks    Top

OpenFOAM® and  OpenCFD® are registered trade marks of ESI Group.
This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software.

Intel®, Intel® Cluster Ready™ and the Intel® Cluster Ready™ logo are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

Automatically Collected Information    Top

Like many other websites, the ICON site uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web experience.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that is created and stored on your computer by your browser. It contains information about your visit that your browser uses to personalise certain pages or elements. For statistical analysis purposes, a cookie may also be used to pass a randomly generated and anonymous unique number to our servers. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a text value or a randomly generated unique number.

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can easily modify your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you whenever one is about to be placed on your computer. However, if cookies are not accepted you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the ICON website. You are therefore encouraged to allow cookies in order to enjoy the ICON site fully.

Log files
Most standard web servers, including ICON's, use log files, which record information such as:

• service provider IP addresses;
• browser versions;
• referring websites;
• search terms used;
• average number of pages requested;
• average duration of visit;
• total visitor traffic;
• information gathered for aggregate use.
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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to Other Websites    Top
This site contains hypertext links to websites owned and operated by third parties. is not responsible for any third-party content or privacy practices accessible through this website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit, as they will govern the use of any personal data you provide when visiting those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk. We do not endorse any of the companies or opinions listed in or linked to or from the website. We also do not accept or host any advertising.

Changes to this Privacy Policy    Top

This Privacy Policy and Legal Information was last updated on 24 May 2018.

This Privacy Policy and Legal Information may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you provide personal data to us. We won’t alert you to minor changes, but if there are any major changes we will let you know and where appropriate ask for your consent.

Children's Privacy Protection    Top
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. This Website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

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