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.

How to Remove Information from Scribd

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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.


Scribd Privacy Policy, TOS and Removal

View the Scribd Privacy Policy here.

In some cases, a websites Terms of Service spells out ways to get your info off the site. This is sometimes referred to as a TOS removal. You can view Scribd’s TOS to see if it will help you get your info off Scribd.

Scribd Opt Out

For instructions to opt out of Scribd visit .