The way an exchange works is that other people will see your thoughts and ratings and you will see others' thoughts and ratings.
But! Your identity (your name and email address) is kept confidential.
Here's where it gets tricky, so stay with me...!
The leader can see that you visited the exchange but they can't see which thoughts are yours or how you rated thoughts.
In fact, nobody will see the association of your identity with your input (thoughts and stars). Other participants can't see this. The leader can’t see this. Nobody outside of our company can either. It’s our little secret - between you and us at Thoughtexchange - and even then, only a select few of our highly skilled software developers can access this private info held securely in our software!