My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
When one purchases software when the authors and website are in China, what Law controls the transaction?
I paid $100 for software to recover data from a broken cell phone. There was a free version, but it doesn't allow file retrieval and I knew I needed to retrieve the files. The website indicates their software will retrieve files from a broken phone. The website shows that the file list will be seen on the computer.
I could never register the software - - - it gave an error on two computers. The phone would never connect even on the unregistered version.
The authors can disable my software license as it "calls home".
The company refuses to refund the $100, even though it was requested by me within 48 hours of purchase. They allege I should have tried the free version first before purchasing. I did not get any benefit.
Does the website language control this problem, or does California Law give me some protection and rights?