Scribd is essentially a document repository where users upload content that can be viewed (and searched) by the public. The boast everything from up-and-coming books by new authors, to court filings that have been making the news, to academic papers from scholars around the world.
What you need to know about Scribd
Your information probably ended up on Scribd in one of two ways: either you uploaded it yourself in a document, or someone else uploaded a document that remveals some or all of your personal information. In the first case, simply log into your account and remove the revealing content. In the second, your best hope is to contact the user who published the offending document and ask nicely that your information be removed. Other users have no obligation to comply with your request, but we’ve found asking nicely to be a surprisingly effective strategy.